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The self-proclaimed American Dream. [[note]]Actually Canadian, like everyone else in the series[[/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=].
* AchievementsInIgnorance: Can be prone to this, like when he threw the axe in ''Silent Hill'' and got caught in the scenery in ''[[VideoGame/MaxPayne Max Payne 3]]''.
* {{Adorkable}}
* ButNotTooForeign: The enthusiasm for America stems from having an American mother and he claims to have Polish blood as well.
* BorrowedCatchphrase: Matt easily has the most Catch Phrases of any of the best friends, and occasionally the others will shout them as well.
* CatchPhrase: 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}}.
** It's not great... (When Pat complains about something)
** Pronouncing any word that normally ends in "''-ation''" to end in "''-acion!''"[[note]]Yes, always with the exclamation mark.[[/note]] (ex. "Operacion!","Investigacion!"). The exception to this is the word "Revelation", which will ''always'' [[TypoOnTheCover be pronounced]] "[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilRevelations 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.
** "BAT-TER-Y!"
** "Do it ''doucement''," - which the Best Friends actively admit is stolen from Film/TrueLies. 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.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* CoolPet: A ball python named [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater Jack]]. We see him a few times in Matt's apartment videos.
** And in a video timed for Wrestlemania, his rats, [[VideoGame/FinalFight Poison and Roxy]], who we are informed, [[ExactWords 'don't give a fuck about wrestling']].
** And now he's added a rescued cat to the mix, named [[VideoGame/DeadlyPremonition Zach]] by the fans.
* TheDitz: Matt's naivete ranges from simply being misinformed, to childlike, to whatever brain-dribbling-out-his-ears stupidity was going through his head during ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}''.
** CharacterizationMarchesOn: 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.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Male or female, he'll comment on their appeal.
* EagleLand: Type 1, even though he's Canadian. May have something to do with [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas his mom being American]].
* EpicFail
** NeverLiveItDown: Throwing an axe in a bottomless pit.
* {{Fanboy}}: To ComicBook/ThePunisher, [[Series/ManVsWild Bear Grylls]], Franchise/MetalGear, Creator/EmmaStone, and Hitomi J-Cup.
* FourPhilosophyEnsemble: The Apathetic. Most noticeable on the podcast, where he tends to stay out of arguments and debates, [[PluckyComicRelief and is the one most focused on humor]]
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: The Melancholic.
* GenreSavvy: More than he lets on. Especially prelevent in the ''Walking Dead'' Let's Play.
* GoodIsDumb
* HeroesWantRedheads
-->'''Liam:''' She looks like your kind of woman. Fiery red hair... that's it.
* HiddenDepths: 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 [[http://the-switcher.deviantart.com/ 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.
* IconicOutfit: His ComicBook/ThePunisher 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 [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHcJyfi8A-0 judge's wig]] or a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQa-rnV-OBM regular skull when he looks like a caveman]].
* {{Keet}}
* KindheartedCatLover: 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.
* LemonyNarrator: 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.
* ManlyTears: During the last video for VideoGame/TheWalkingDead LetsPlay Matt says he cried during WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}}.
* NiceGuy
** BewareTheNiceOnes
* NiceHat: Usually seen with his beanie, albeit he's been sporting a black baseball cap of late.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: 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 [[{{Fanboy}} Pat]] does about Franchise/ResidentEvil:
-->'''Viewer:''' Why is Matt the smart one now?
-->'''Matt:''' I always was, we just never had a game that proved it before.
* ObliquelyObfuscatedOccupation: 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 Franchise/DragonBall game where he managed to sneak in an [[MemeticMutation "over 9000"]] joke.
** Matt has mentioned that he worked as a lead tester for ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes''. He also submitted the list of violent and sexual content to the ESRB. In another he mentions testing a ''VideoGame/RainbowSix'' 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 ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'' (which was actually the subject of an early Two Best Friends Play episode). During the ''PrisonBreak'' LP he even mentions that he briefly worked as a tester on the ''VideoGame/TombRaider2013'' reboot, acting as a placeholder VA for multiplayer.
* RedOni: With Pat to Woolie's blue.
** The BlueOni when compared to Pat, though.
* StunnedSilence: Whenever Pat says something particularly creepy or offensive.
* TooSpicyForYogSothoth: 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 ''MarbleHornets'' (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.
* VerbalTic: 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 RustleMania event several years ago, Matt is utterly incapable of saying the word "wrestle" correctly in lieu of "rustle".
* VideoGamePerversityPotential: Frequently tries to position the camera to look up female characters' skirts.
** If given the opportunity, he'll strip down just about any character.
* YourMom: 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 [[ActuallyPrettyFunny 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.
* AcceptableTargets: [[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.
* TheAlcoholic: Full of more than a few drinking stories, and is seen downing an entire bottle of wine by himself while watching ''Film/SamuraiCop.''
* {{Angrish}}
* BerserkButton: Jackson Pollock; Ego the Living Planet; Film/FaceOff; StreetSharks; John Leguizamo (to the point where he jokes of an "X days since bashing Leguizamo" clock)
* ButtMonkey: During the "Super Amazing Friends" monthly special.
* CatchPhrase: [[BlatantLies It's fine!]]
** See ya later, Fuckers!
** Eat it, shitlords!
** [[PreAssKickingOneLiner 'Sup]] [[HypocriticalHumor Nerds!]]
** [You] Know/See what I mean? Perfect!
** For the DarkSouls2 playthrough: "Drop your shield!". It has become a RunningGag to mock Pat with that phrase, which never fails to piss him off.
** TheEvilWithin granted us "Excuse me!".
* CelebrityResemblance: His resemblance to LouisCK is hard to ignore.
* CurbStompBattle: ''VideoGame/{{Anarchy Reigns}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Perfect Dark}}''
** Anything that involves ButtonMashing.
*** Specifically mashing one button repeatedly, as opposed to randomly mashing buttons on a controller.
** Though on the opposite end of the spectrum, he had a lot of trouble keeping up with Matt and Woolie in MarioKart, often starting each race spinning out of control due to [[HoistByHisOwnPetard 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.
* CutenessProximity: 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.
* DayInTheLimelight: Pat stares at Mercenary Kings has him going solo. The only other video to just have one Best Friend is Matt's first Bomb-Ass Apartment Tour.
* DeadpanSnarker
* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: He's 5' 3".
* {{Expy}}: Liam has stated that Pat sleeping in his armchair looks like MODOK.
* FanBoy: Of [[Franchise/MortalKombat Reptile]] and invisibility in general.
** Also of tank controls and most of the SurvivalHorror genre. Most notably the SilentHill and Franchise/ResidentEvil 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 ShinMegamiTensei 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''.
* FieryRedhead: 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.
* FourPhilosophyEnsemble: The Cynic. He admits to finding the failures and screw-ups of companies and other people hilarious, [[SuperOcd is prone to freaking out about trivial things]], [[VitriolicBestBuds and is often pitted against Liam in arguments and debates on the podcast]]
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: The Choleric.
* FriendToAllChildren: 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 [[spoiler: actually starts to appreciates Ellie and gets angry at the idea of her dying in order to cure humanity.]] He displays a ton of PapaWolf tendencies even if he doesn't want to admit it.
* FullNameUltimatum: The only people who ever called him Patrick were his teachers, so his full name makes him "feel like a little boy".
* GenreSavvy: Correctly predicts a number of events in ''Last Of Us''.
* GoodIsNotNice: 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.
* HiddenDepths: Discusses the storytelling of the Franchise/MetalGear 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 VideoGame/MurderedSoulSuspect'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.
* HotBlooded
* JerkAss: 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.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Sometimes, when he's not deriding him, Pat will help Matt out when he's stuck in a game.
** NotSoAboveItAll
* LaughingMad: Usually after being hit by a really big scare.
* LimitedWardrobe: You'd be hard-pressed to find a picture of him in something other than a green polo shirt and khakis.
* ManlyTears: He cried during the VideoGame/TheWalkingDead [[BittersweetEnding ending.]]
* MistakenNationality: 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 ''VideoGame/BarkleyShutUpandJamGaiden''.
* TheNapoleon: 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.
* OneHourWorkWeek: 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.
* OutOfFocus: Arguably. While he is still featured prominently in the main series, Matt will often have several playthroughs going on at any time involving the other best friends, most often Woolie. This is apparently because of Pat's own refusal to work with Woolie. The end result being that we see much less of Pat than we do of Matt.
** [[WordOfGod Word of Pat]] says that it's not necessarily a lack of desire to work with Woolie but more that Matt and Woolie on a video brings different results. For instance, originally the No More Heroes 2 Let's Play was originally meant to be him and Matt, but they realised they had both completed the game a bunch of times over and wouldn't really have anything to say about the game. Therefore, Woolie got to do it.
** In addition, he and Woolie are now doing a let's play of the point and click IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream game. Now, all we need is him and Liam doing a PS Vita game, together.
*** They are doing BarkleyShutUpAndJamGaiden
* PapaWolf: 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 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.
* PaperTiger: Is more prone to crying than Matt is, but also seems to scare more easily than Matt despite being a survival horror fan.
* SitcomArchnemesis: [[VideoGame/DeadlyPremonition Quint.]]
* RedHeadedHero: With all the [[FieryRedhead fiery temper]] to boot.
* RedOni: With Matt to Woolie's Blue.
* SirSwearsALot: None of them are shy about swearing, but Pat easily does it the most.
* StraightMan
* SuperOCD: 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 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.
* TeamKiller: Non-online example.
* ThatCameOutWrong: Several times!
-->'''Pat:''' I'm [[ShoutOut One-inch punching]] your mom!
-->'''Pat:''' I'm wet and ready to go!
** He also had a slip up when watching VideoGame/MortalKombat9 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.
*** Funnily enough, he made a similar comment during the LP of HeavyRain, where he commented that Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio and Marion Cotillard's characters in ''{{Inception}}'' had hot kids, as opposed to Matt, who said they were "divine".
* TookALevelInKindness: 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 queer rights.
* VerbalTic: Has a habit of slipping into a mild ChristopherWalken accent that sometimes seems unintentional.
** [[CanadaEh Eh?]]
** "You know what I mean?" and "Perfect!" seem to be slipping into this during his VideoGame/DarkSoulsII playthrough with Woolie. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9-ua4nZHT8 In compilation form!]]
** His voice will suddenly increase in pitch when he's angry/scared/excited.
* WrongNameOutburst: Pat has called Liam and Woolie "Matt" after they screwed up repeatedly while playing {{VideoGame/Deception}} and VideoGame/DarkSoulsII.

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.

* AnimalsHateHim: Or rather, he hates animals. With the exception of Zach.
* AscendedExtra: First appeared as the unnamed "other guy" in the MarvelVsCapcom3 video, and didn't make an actual named appearance in the Machinima episodes until the ''Series/GameOfThrones'' episode.
* BerserkButton: 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 BikerMiceFromMars playthrough complaining about how it is a rip off of TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles.
*** This tends to play into his dislike of David Cage, particularly in the ''BeyondTwoSouls'' LP, where he repeatedly found many of the plot developments hackneyed and derivative of better games and stories. He even called the PlotTwist 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.
* TheBigGuy: 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. [[NoodleIncident It has been joked that he killed a guy in a game of football]].
* BlackBestFriend
* BlueOni: To the best friends.
* BriefAccentImitation: Speaks in near-perfect Jamaican patois on occasion during the ''VideoGame/PredatorConcreteJungle'' playthrough.
* ButtMonkey: 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 Creator/JessicaNigri with her signing it with "Woolie, you're still an ass poop balls. Jessica Nigri"
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: 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.
* ChasteHero: "I'd pick MarvelVsCapcom3 over sex with two bisexual women".
** NeverLiveItDown
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Specifically, he likes to use green color schemes for his characters.
** Lampshaded in the second episode of the ''EternalDarkness'' playthrough, where Matt and Pat note that if Woolie were there, he would have chosen Xel'lotath's artifact, purely because it was green.
* CripplingOverspecialization: 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).
* CatchPhrase[=/=]TrashTalk: 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!"
** [[HeroicSecondWind "Losing is winning!"]]
** "You didn't win! ''You didn't win''!" as a way of pettily taking away an opponent's victory.
* FailureHero: The most consistent RunningGag about him is his constant failure. Losing to [[SitcomArchnemesis Daigo]] is brought up most, but Pat and Matt play up every other time he's lost as well.
* FanBoy: Of [[Manga/{{Berserk}} Casca]]. And seemingly [[BoyishShortHair short-haired tomboys]] in general.
* FourPhilosophyEnsemble: The Realist. Mostly on the podcast, with Pat and Liam being the two extremes.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: The Phlegmatic.
* HiddenDepths: He's surprisingly knowledgeable on the topic of [[Creator/HarlanEllison 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.
* IDontKnowMortalKombat: He claims to have RealLife 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.
* NoodleIncident: 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...
* NWordPrivileges: Uses the word, but rarely outside of Cryme Tyme.
* OnlyOneName: The only one of the best friends to avert this. That is, until an [[http://business.financialpost.com/2014/02/03/how-machinima-and-youtube-helped-montreals-matt-and-pat-live-the-gamers-dream/?__lsa=c21a-6fcb article from Financial Post]] revealed Matt and Pat's last names.
* OnlySaneMan: He's calmer than Pat and less prone to doing idiotic things than Matt.
* SoreLoser: 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.
* TooDumbToLive: In Scrublords, he's starting to come across as this, by [[spoiler: 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 ''StarWars'' episode implies that he caused a [[GroundhogDayLoop time loop]] by doing so.]]
* {{Troll}}: According to Pat, After watching GraveOfTheFireflies, 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.
* TruthAndLies: 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 VideoGame/FinalFight Streetwise, namely its EscortMission, in one sitting. This never happened.)
* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: 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.

* TheAce: Even before he [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome 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.
* AscendedExtra: At first was just mentioned by Matt and Pat but started to make his debut in some videos such as the VideoGame/MetroidFusion 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.
* BlueOni: Similar to Woolie, he is much calmer than Matt and Pat.
* TheBabyOfTheBunch: Zig-zagged; he's the youngest by several years, 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 RunningGag or (half-joking) using it as reason to dismiss his arguments.
* CanadaEh: 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.
* CatchPhrase: A nasally [[VideoGame/StreetFighterII "PERFECT!"]]
** As well as [[TrashTalk Git Gud]].
* CommanderContrarian: 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".
* EveryoneHasStandards: A good measure if something is truly bad is if Liam gives it criticism.
* FanBoy: Is known to be a big fan of KOn and generally anything by KyotoAnimation, though his favorite anime is actually {{Clannad}}. He also loves StreetsOfRage with a passion.
* FatalFlaw: Played for laughs with his inability to space jump properly in Metroid Fusion.
* FourPhilosophyEnsemble: The Optimist. He has the most faith in companies, franchises, and systems currently doing poor financially, [[VitriolicBestBuds and is often at odds with Pat in the podcast]].
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: The Sanguine.
* TheGadfly: Or perhaps [[Main/{{Troll}} The Troll]], if you prefer. Take any game that requires them to work cooperatively. Liam will typically [[http://youtu.be/Brw6O0Txd94?t=15m53s find a way]] to [[http://youtu.be/cUNm816QUOE?t=3m54s 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.
* HandicappedBadass: Has aggressive wrist damage from playing too much Kid Icarus Uprising. Doesn't stop him from being the best gamer of the group.
* HiddenDepths: Pat mentioned on the TheLastOfUs 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.
* InSeriesNickname: Matt and Woolie jokingly call him "Rising Superstar Liam" at the beginning of the MetroidFusion playthrough. The fandom latched onto that, but "Liam-sama" is also becoming popular.
* KnifeNut: During Friendcast 4 show notes he shows off some impressive skill with the classic knife game.
* LeeroyJenkins: Liam has a tendency to "Jump the gun".
* {{Leitmotif}}: The theme of the Bizarre Jelly 5, the MagicalGirl [[ShowWithinAShow anime within a game]] from NoMoreHeroes2DesperateStruggle [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRx8SgHxgyg]]
** As of the 2014 Halloween Special, JohnCena'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
** The NoMoreHeroes2DesperateStruggle lets play seems to confirm this, with his comments on the... interesting anime parody video.
-->'''Woolie:''' Oh my god...
-->'''Liam:''' Shut it Woolie, they're too pure for you!
-->'''Woolie:''' [[SarcasmMode Yeah, check out that preteen nudity, so pure.]]
-->'''Liam:''' At least they're still worth marrying, unlike you.
-->'''Matt:''' (As Woolie mutters to himself) [[BigWhat What!?]] [[LikeAnOldMarriedCouple That almost sounds like you two got a divorce!]]
-->'''Woolie:''' Just send the van to Liam's house, just send the van and wait.
-->'''Matt:''' Theres gonna be a guy, like [[ToCatchAPredator "Hello Liam, have a seat, we need to talk."]]
** 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 KOn is none other than resident TokenMiniMoe Azusa Nakano as well.
* MadnessMantra: Gets several whilst playing Outlast: The Whistle-blower on his twitch channel.
* NiceGuy:
* NoodleIncident: Just what the hell is he under house arrest for, anyway?[[labelnote:Answer]]Nothing, because this was just a joke that none of the guys expected to catch on.[[/labelnote]]
* {{Occidental Otaku}}: If the others' jabs about him during the [[VideoGame/PlaystationAllStarsBattleRoyale 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: MarioKart'' says everything he likes is "{{Moe}} as fuck."
** In ''[[NoMoreHeroes2DesperateStruggle No More Heroes 2]]'', 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!~'
* PrettyBoy: 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.
* ThePollyanna: 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.
* TheScapegoat: 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.
* SinkOrSwimMentor: 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".
* SupremeChef: 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 [[{{Awesome}} deer his dad hunted]].)
* TagalongKid: PlayedForLaughs as [[CaptainObvious 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.
* VerbalTic: Much like Pat [[CanadaEh Eh?]]
* WeirdAside: As Pat notes, he'll frequently chime in mid-conversation with something incredibly disturbing, [[{{Troll}} 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.
* AudienceParticipation: A poll was put up to decide his name, and eventually Zach won. Zach is a character from VideoGame/DeadlyPremonition.
* BewareTheQuietOnes: Killed [[spoiler: Liam]] in the Halloween party video.
* CuteKitten: Very cute.
* CutenessProximity: Tends to invoke this, especially with Matt.
* MoralityPet: 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.
* TeamPet: For the Best Friends Zaibatsu


[[folder: Associates]]
!!James Small
* ButtMonkey: 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 PlayStation2 and regards the SegaDreamcast as the greatest console ever made.
** [[WordOfGod Word of Pat]] says that they've now stopped mocking him because [[WhyWeCantHaveNiceThings 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.
* EveryoneHasStandards: He does not like NeverDead.
--> ''James Small, willing to defend MindJack and other assorted pieces of garbage, plays NeverDead and says, "It's not very good." ''
* FullNameBasis
* TheGhost: deliberately [[InvokedTrope invoked by]] Pat, who says he likes the idea of him never appearing.
* IAmVeryBritish: 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.
* MeaningfulName: Well, seeing as how Matt and Pat [[IncrediblyLamePun belittle]] him...

!!Dork Girl
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 [[MajorasMask postman]] in the Matt & Liam's Bomb-Ass Zelda Orchestra Symphony Tour.
* TheGhost
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
* {{Otaku}}
* YaoiFangirl: According to the podcast.

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.
* AscendedFanboy: 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'.
* TheGhost: 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.
* RealMenWearPink: 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.
* AllMenArePerverts
* AscendedFanboy: 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.
* TheCameo: [[spoiler: Finally managed to invade Woolsworth in episode 52 of the DarkSoulsII LP.]]
* ChainmailBikini: Notably averted. Plague draws a lot of cheescake and boobs, but when he draws a woman in armor, the armor is actually useful.
* TheGadfly: Plague's ''raison d'etre.'' Almost always involving [[{{Squick}} disgusting]] animal facts. Pat once described a conversation between them going perfectly normal until apropos of nothing Plague started bombarding him with articles about [[NIghtmareFuel cannibal horses]].
* HiddenDepths: 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 HowTo of Writing and one on horror, with instructions on how to do them properly? Helps Woolie become a {{Film/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.
* HillbillyHorrors: The Best Friends jokingly invoke this trope most times they mention him, usually throwing in some reference to The Yellow King cult in ''Series/TrueDetective'' (despite Plague living in Kentucky rather than Louisiana).
* JumpScare: [[spoiler: An amusing side effect of some latency issues during his DarkSoulsII invasion had him apparently {{Flash Step}}ing directly into the camera for a second]].
* KindHeartedCatLover: Eli apparently loves cats, as almost all of his videos feature a link (sometimes hidden, sometimes overt) to a cute cat video.
* LonersAreFreaks: Mentions never having had many friends as a child, as other kids found him weird and creepy.
* NightmareFetishist: To the point of writing and animating a three-part series on the nature of horror fiction.
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: For a long time until he let his real name (Eli) slip. Although he's still almost always just referred to as Plague.
* OlderThanTheyLook: 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.
* PerpetualFrowner: To the point that he claims to be unable to physically smile.
* PhraseCatcher: "[[TheGadfly Fucking]] [[TooMuchInformation Plague]]"
* LazyArtist: He claims to be this.
* LongLostRelative: 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)).
* SurrealHumor: Often has this in his animations.

!!Cranky Construct
A relatively new fanimator for the Best Friends.
* AscendedFanboy: [[RuleOfThree 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 [[WhatmeasureIsANonHuman eating pokemon from the podcast.]]
* PuniPlush: He draws his characters in this way.

!!Indonesian Bob
A mildly infamous fan artist known for his... [[DerangedAnimation unique]] art style and his taste for the weird.
* DerangedAnimation
* NonindicativeName: Not actually Indonesian apparently.
* PhraseCatcher: "Bob! Draw that!" and variations thereof whenever someone describes something suitably bizarre.
* {{Otaku}}


[[folder: "Original" Characters]]

->Can you feel the storm?! It's coming...

Zubaz, AKA "The Baz", was a scrapped character concept from VideoGame/StreetFighterII. Born under a blood red moon, little is known about this mysterious warrior, but heaven help those who dare to challenge him...
* AscendedExtra: 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 ''VideoGame/{{Divekick}}'' and ''VideoGame/KaijuCombat'', and as a special boss in ''ShovelKnight'' and ''Pocket Rumble''.
* HumongousMecha: The basis for one in ''VideoGame/KaijuCombat''.
* MultipleChoicePast: 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 [[ProfessionalWrestling wrestler]].
* ShockAndAwe: Is often portrayed with electric powers. They don't call him the storm for nothing.
* SmallNameBigEgo: 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.
* SoreLoser: He doesn't take rejection well in most of his appearances.
* WhipItGood: Never seen without his rope whip in hand.
* WrestlingDoesntPay: [[InvertedTrope Inverted.]] In the WWE '13 Brawl, the Best Friends claim he's wrestling to earn money to build his Mecha for ''VideoGame/KaijuCombat''.

!!Jerry the Predator
Jerry is a Film/{{Predator}}, and the star of ''VideoGame/PredatorConcreteJungle'', a game Matt and Woolie play. He is not very good at his job, for the most part...
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
* CloudCuckooLander: 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.
* FailureHero
** TookALevelInDumbass: Based on the flashback mission he used to be a pretty good Predator until he got shot in the face...
* KlingonPromotion:
--> '''[Predator Playback]''': "I'M THE BOSS OF THIS CITY! [laughs]"
* SilentSnarker: No dialogue of his own, but he manages to amuse Matt & Woolie with his well-timed [[IronicEcho predator playbacks]].

[[caption-width-right:250: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 ''[[VideoGame/DefJamSeries Def Jam: Fight for NY]]'' playthrough.

Rage is a timeless embodiment of what it truly means to be black: [[ScaryBlackMan Picking fights and being angry at everything, all the time]]. He exists only to prove his strength and destroy all who dare challenge him.
* AnthropomorphicPersonification: Of [[ScaryBlackMan Scary Black Men]] and UnstoppableRage according to Woolie.
* AlwaysABiggerFish: 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.
* ArchEnemy: [[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy Bless]]. [[spoiler:[[PostFinalBoss It served as the final battle after defeating]] [[Music/SnoopDogg 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...
--> '''Woolie, as Rage:''' [[TheComicallySerious Teach me those techniques, they appeared powerful.]]
--> '''Matt:''' The girl's just trying to kiss him and he's like, "What attack is this?"
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: In ''[[VideoGame/SaintsRowGatOutOfHell Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell]]'' Rage has become the God-Emperor of the Universe.
* BaldOfEvil
--> '''Woolie:''' He is BALD! He is [[HeroicBuild BIG]] and [[ScaryBlackMan BLACK]] and [[BaldOfAwesome BALD!!!]]
** BlondGuysAreEvil[=/=]DarkSkinnedBlond: After defeating Crow, Shin Rage got himself some blonde dreads.
* TheBerserker
* BloodKnight: He cares not about money or fame, only to be the strongest.
* BornAsAnAdult: According to Woolie he "Crawled out of a mountain somewhere".
* CatchPhrase: 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!''
** He would also like you to shine his shoes, [[LogicBomb even though]] [[DoesNotLikeShoes he never wears any]].
* ChainedByFashion: [[RobotMe Ragebot]] in ''Real Steel''.
* CombatPragmatist: Bottles? Lead pipes? Sledgehammers? Everything's fair game to Rage. That said, he still prefers to settle things with his bare hands.
* TheComicallySerious: 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.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Shoes are for ''the weak''.
** [[CatchPhrase He'd still like you to shine them for him]] [[BadAss after he destroys you, though.]]
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: As an ancient physical manifestation of anger and hatred, Rage is incapable of understanding concepts like "love" and "mercy".
* ExpansionPackPast: Every single Def Jam video adds more "facts" to Rage's feats of strength, even when they contradict his established characterization.
* GutturalGrowler: Rage has one hell of a growling voice.
* GoldenSuperMode: ''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[[spoiler:, Missouri[[labelnote:*]]Or Michigan, depending on if you go by what Woolie said or the abbreviation he put down (MI).[[/labelnote]]]].
* HumanoidAbomination
* MonochromaticEyes: He's supposed to have pure white, [[GlowingEyesOfDoom glowing eyes]] but the Def Jam character creator could only manage [[IcyBlueEyes a very pale blue]]. It manages to have a similar effect, though. [[http://youtu.be/Lry0SYYkvas?t=12m40s He manages to give one hell of a]] KubrickStare.
* NoIndoorVoice: Especially in Matt and Woolie's "impressions" of him.
* PermaStubble: Rage has a barely-noticeable 5 o'clock shadow.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: His black kung-fu pants and red belt combined with his role as a ScaryBlackMan call this trope to mind. [[RobotMe Ragebot]] is a more obvious example, looking like something built by [[MetalGearRisingRevengeance Desperado Enforcement]].
** As "Shin Rage", the color scheme is inverted, giving him blood red gloves and pants with a black belt.
* RobotMe: After the failure of [[JokeCharacter 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 KillerRobot 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!"
* ScaryBlackMan: The better part of his gimmick in a nutshell.
* ScreamingWarrior: Particularly when he's about to use his LimitBreak.
* TattooedCrook: Over time he gains an impressive display of tribal tattoos. As "Shin Rage", his body is almost completely covered in them.
* TimeAbyss: His approximate age is somewhere in the range of 'forever'.
* UnskilledButStrong: While Rage is certainly capable of more complex or advanced techniques, he prefers to just throw his strength ([[PunchedAcrossTheRoom and opponent]]) around and [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown brutalize the enemy until they can't move.]]
* UnstoppableRage: His namesake.
* UnsportsmanlikeGloating: Rage is quite eager to express his superiority over any and all defeated foes.
* VillainProtagonist: Considering he managed to be the only person strong enough to take on Crow's regime.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Shirts are for ''the weak''.
* WhatIsThisFeeling: 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 [[spoiler:from the fire]] (Which makes him understand compassion).
* WorthyOpponent: The first person to ever give him pause was Music/IceT. [[DefeatEqualsFriendship The two of them later teamed up for a tag tournament.]]
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Wrestling moves are his preferred style of hand-to-hand combat.
** Rage's Go-To is typically a strong grapple. Preferably a Powerbomb.