Characters: Two Best Friends Play
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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 and got caught in the scenery in Max Payne 3.
- But Not Too Foreign: The enthusiasm for America stems from having an American mother and he claims to have Polish blood as well.
- Borrowed Catchphrase: Matt easily has the most Catch Phrases of any of the best friends, and occasionally the others will shout them as well.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Fanboy: To The Punisher, Bear Grylls, Metal Gear, Emma Stone, and Hitomi J-Cup.
- 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 prelevent in the Walking Dead Let's Play.
- Good Is Dumb
- Heroes Want Redheads
Liam: 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 The Punisher skull beanie.
- 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.
- 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.
- Nice Guy
- Nice Hat: Usually seen with his beanie, albeit he's been sporting a black baseball cap of late.
- 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: Matt's actual job before Youtube is very vague, but we have been given clues to it, it has something to do with video games with off hand mentions of having to get them for work.
- Its been mentioned a few times that he's worked in quality assurance, and he mentions doing translation work for a Dragon Ball game where he managed to sneak in an "over 9000" joke.
- Matt has mentioned that he worked as a lead tester for No More Heroes. He also submitted the list of violent and sexual content to the ESRB. In another he mentions testing a Rainbow Six game.
- Over time Matt has become more open about discussing his pre-YouTube life, and has revealed he once worked as a tester in quality assurance for various companies around the Montreal area, two of the most notable being UbiSoft and Eidos. As such, Matt's full name actually appears in the end credits of some of the games he worked on prior to starting Best Friends, most notably the aforementioned No More Heroes (though only the original Wii version), and Deus Ex: Human Revolution (which was actually the subject of an early Two Best Friends Play episode). During the Prison Break LP he even mentions that he briefly worked as a tester on the Tomb Raider (2013) reboot, acting as a placeholder VA for multiplayer.
- Red Oni: With Pat to Woolie's blue.
- The Blue Oni when compared to Pat, though.
- 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.
- If given the opportunity, he'll strip down just about any character.
- Your Mom: Which bothers Pat because Pat's mom watches some of the videos and he gets to hear her thoughts on such jokes.
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.
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.
- Animals Hate Him: Or rather, he hates animals. With the exception of Zach.
- 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.
- To this extent, he hates shows and games that rip off other things, spending most of the Biker Mice from Mars playthrough complaining about how it is a rip off of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
- This tends to play 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Blue Oni: To the best friends.
- 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".
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Specifically, he likes to use green color schemes for his characters.
- 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 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.
- 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.
- 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. He's quickly proven wrong.
- 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...
- N-Word Privileges: Uses the word, but rarely outside of Cryme Tyme.
- 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.
- Only Sane Man: He's calmer than Pat and less prone to doing idiotic things than Matt.
- 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.
- 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 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.
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.
- The Ace: Even before he trolled the SA-X, they joke 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.
- Blue Oni: Similar to Woolie, he is much calmer than Matt and Pat.
- 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!"
- 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".
- 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.
- 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".
- Leitmotif: The theme of the Bizarre Jelly 5, the Magical Girl anime within a game from No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle 
- As of the 2014 Halloween Special, John Cena's theme from the WWE. This despite (or more likely, because of) his complete unfamiliarity with wrestling.
- Lolicon: Mocked relentlessly for his love of cutesy anime, he's implied to be this multiple times
Woolie: Oh my god...
Liam: Shut it Woolie, they're too pure for you!
Liam: At least they're still worth marrying, unlike you.
Woolie: Just send the van to Liam's house, just send the van and wait.
- In any animesque game with girls in it he has a tendency for preferring the most petite one, like Gooseberry from the above anime parody. His favorite character in K-On! is none other than resident Token Mini-Moe Azusa Nakano as well.
- Madness Mantra: Gets several whilst playing Outlast: The Whistle-blower on his twitch channel.
- Nice Guy:
- Noodle Incident: Just what the hell is he under house arrest for, anyway?Answer
- 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, Liam makes his triumphant entrance with an anime girl body pillow in hand.
- In WWE 2 K 14, he makes his apartment entrance to a song that can only be described as, "Mooooe!~'
- Pretty Boy: Is often said to be very handsome.
- In particular the other Best Friends are all stout with beards, while Liam is smaller, younger, and clean-shaven with long-ish hair.
- The Pollyanna: Easily 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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: For the Best Friends 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.
- Word of Pat says that they've now stopped mocking him because fans were actively seeking out his Facebook page and hurling abuse at him that was far more severe than the jokes the Best Friends were making about him.
- Everyone Has Standards: He does not like Never Dead.
James Small, willing to defend MindJack and other assorted pieces of garbage, plays Never Dead and says, "It's not very good."
- Full-Name Basis
- The Ghost: deliberately invoked by Pat, who says he likes the idea of him never appearing.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- All Men Are Perverts
- 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 II LP.
- Chainmail Bikini: Notably averted. Plague draws a lot of cheescake and boobs, but when he draws a woman in armor, the armor is actually useful.
- The Gadfly: It has been mentioned by the Best Friends that Plague has sent each of them a link to an article or video about facts on animal reproduction and/or all kinds of squicky stuff at various occasions.
- 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 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 Let's Gripe, Let's Plague, and Tri-Fusion Videos.
- Jump Scare: An amusing side effect of some latency issues during his Dark Souls II invasion had him apparently Flash Steping directly into the camera for a second.
- 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).
- 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.
- Loners Are Freaks: Mentions never having had many friends as a child, as other kids found him weird and creepy.
- Nightmare Fetishist: To the point of writing and animating a three-part series on the nature of horror fiction.
- Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant
- 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.
- Older Than They Look: He's 32, but looks grizzled and balding enough that Pat joked on the Nuzlocke stream (Plague's birthday) that he had just turned 45.
- Perpetual Frowner: To the point that he claims to be unable to physically smile.
- Lazy Artist: He claims to be this.
- 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)).
- Surreal Humor: Often has this in his animations.
A relatively new fanimator for the Best Friends.
- Ascended Fanboy: For the third time, like 2Snacks & Plague Cranky only did fanimations for the Best Friends on his own time before being commisioned by them. So far he's only done the intro for the Pokemon Leafgreen Nuzlocke. Fitting as his very first TBFP fanimation revolved around a conversation about eating pokemon from the podcast.
- Puni Plush: He draws his characters in this way.
Can you feel the storm?! It's coming...
Zubaz, AKA "The Baz", was a scrapped character concept from 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.
- 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.
- 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 Mecha for Kaiju Combat.
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...
He doesn't need to look at the watch because the time of the day is always ARMAGEDDON!
An original character first invented by Woolie's brother, now given life and form in Matt and Woolie's Def Jam: Fight for NY
Rage is a timeless embodiment of what it truly means to be black: Picking fights and being angry at everything, all the time
. He exists only to prove his strength and destroy all who dare challenge him.
- 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 is 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...
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
- 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, modern rap music and even basic human emotions are all hilarious.
- Does Not Like Shoes: Shoes are for the weak.
- 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.
- 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* .
- 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. He manages to give one hell of a Kubrick Stare, though.
- 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.
- 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.