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Characters: Video Games Awesome!
Video Games Awesome is arguably unique in the nature of having a fanbase with distinct characters within their viewers as well as the hosts themselves, though the gang's interactions with the various fans of the show through the chat, or during the Minecraft or Team Fortress 2 shows

Please note: The Chat section of this page should only contain people who have made contributions to the show that go beyond the normal call of duty, exceptional build challenges and such would be a good place to start, although this is highly subjective.

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    The Gang 
The guys on the couch (and behind it): Fraser, Becky, Ben, Kyle, Deacon and Baby Hank

Fraser

The creative mind behind Awesome Video Games, Fraser Agar is the primary host of Video Games Awesome, which is hosted within his own home, and thus is responsible for all the production aspects of the show. He is prone to trolling not only his fellow co-hosts but also his own viewers for various reasons.
  • Adorkable
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!
    • Except during Lonesome shows
  • Bald of AWESOME!
  • Berserk Button: Glitches. While most gamers dislike them, Fraser holds an extreme hatred for even minor, non-game breaking glitches, seeing them as symbols of laziness and rushed development.
    • Poor writing and (perceived) Plot Holes also aggravate him to no end. He always tears them apart, especially in the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney games, which are infamous for them.
    • Making fun of Canadian Bacon will get you a 10-minute rant if you're lucky. Several people have learned this the hard way.
    He could have seen that! Look at the photo! That's how the game said how it happened!
    • On a more serious note, in the Trials and Tribulations playthrough, he immediately calls Terry Fawles a guilty sicko when he finds out that he "dated" Dahlia Hawthorne when he was 20 and she was 14. He later talks at length about how much the idea of adult men picking up underage girls disgusts him, despite jokes made on the show in the past.
  • Call Back: He lampshades how he makes one in part 11 of the Tomb Raider (2013) play through.
    It's a throwback to Ben's earlier joke.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: As his rare moments of MLG demonstrate.
    • Its also notable when you compare Lonesome show gameplay to normal show's gameplay
  • Determinator: Fraser rarely gives up on a challenge once he starts it, as evidenced by the 40 minutes he spent trying to get a single trinket in VVVVVV. Though this causes him to sometimes avoid challenges while on the show, these runs almost always result in a Crowning Moment Of Awesome. Or a Frage Quit.
  • Genre Savvy: Very good at predicting plot twists. He justifies this based on how he and the others find picking apart Fridge Logic and the like to be fun.
  • Girls Have Cooties: Despite having lived with his girlfriend for years, any display of affection from Becky on the show will ultimately result in this reaction from Fraser.
  • The Hero: More or less.
  • Jack of All Stats: Fraser claims that he provides the best balance between Ben's quiet skills and Becky's hilarious but inept gaming.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Most of the jerk behavior towards his cohosts and the Chat is an act for the show- he's really a very nice guy.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: Fraser owns two cats, Hugo and Ruddager, and his heart melts whenever something that remotely looks like a "kitty" appears in a game.
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All: Kinda; he often comes off as not knowing what he's talking about even when not trolling or hamming it up, but when one considers just how much he has on his plate at any given time and that he's playing most of his games for the first time, he really knows about as much as the average chat member. This doesn't prevent him from sometimes acting like he does know everything, but then it's mostly due to Rule of Funny.
  • Large Ham: On the show, most notably when in his Santa persona. In Real Life, he's actually quite reserved.
  • Man of a Thousand Voices: Fraser narrates games without voice acting; if needed, he'll switch to a drastically different voice for the same character, sometimes even mid-sentence.
  • Nice Hat: His purple baseball cap, which is often incorporated into his costumes.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: He may seem like a bumbling fool, but he's actually very knowledgeable about video games and a wide variety of other topics, and will from time to time surprise everyone with some profound knowledge of the subject at hand. His interview in Transmission Awesome is a good example of this.
    • There is also that he is actually much better at playing games than what you might think from the show. You can see that in Lonesome shows where he is playing more seriously.
  • One of Us: Besides being a huge nerd, Fraser has also mentioned going through TV Tropes while working on Show and Trailers. He approves of the show's page.
  • Sore Loser
  • Trolling Creator: And how.

Becky

Fraser's girlfriend, Becky is a foil to Fraser's more hammy and trolling nature during the shows, and often asks as a liaison between Fraser and the chat during live shows. She made her debut during the Earthbound live stream, although was not a regular mainstay until Ben's temporary departure from the show.
  • Adorkable
  • All-Loving Hero,: Very tolerant and amazingly kind to people of all walks of life.
  • Berserk Button: Does not like stage magicians, as she does not understand how their tricks work. She also has an intense dislike for techobabble.
  • The Chick: Fantastic at arts and crafts (as demonstrated by the VGA costumes she churns out at a regular basis), likes baking, and is certainly the most caring member of the group for both the chat and her cohosts.
  • The Ditz: Sometimes comes off as quite naive and easily intrigued, and often seems to not understand what's going on in any game.
  • Does Not Like Shoes
  • Girlish Pigtails: One of her more common hairstyles.
  • Girls Are Really Scared of Horror Games: Becky's reactions to scares in horror games are immensely over the top (and hysterical). Ben and Fraser never let her live them down.
  • Ms. Fanservice: A mild example, but some of her costumes showed a nice amount of cleavage and/or leg (Harley Quinn, Mrs. Clause, one of the assassin nuns from Hitman).
  • The Heart
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: See Fraser's entry above.
  • Memetic Badass: In-universe, her "Broky" persona from the Halo 4 episode was quickly made into this by the chat.
  • Serious Business: Becky is always light-hearted and fun-loving when playing video games... unless they're playing Super Mario Bros., in which case Becky will become completely focused on winning and collecting coins and will have no tolerance for tomfoolery from the rest of the guys.
  • Team Mom

Ben

Fraser's best friend from high school, Ben's laid back nature greatly compliments Fraser's hotheadedness. Ben left the show briefly to attend college in late 2010, only to return to much rejoicing in June 2011. As of late 2013, he's stopped making frequent appearances thanks to his job.

Deacon


Kyle


Baby Hank

A baby doll from the game Babysitting Mama who sits next to the gang and is usually dressed in various costumes to fit whatever game is being played.

    The Mods 
The various moderators of chat and the servers.

Mellisbaker

One of the most talented and prolific Minecraft builders, his solo builds usually get their own segment in any Minecraft show.

KShade

One of the first moderators for the site, KShade is often unseen but usually the one making sure things don't collapse on the community side of things, forums, Minecraft server etc.

ISophist

Another mod who usually regulates the Chat and the VGA forums.

    The Chat 
While not mods, these members have had their fair share of the spotlight during the shows or in the community.

Common tropes for The Chat

  • Cloud Cuckoo Land: Often times there seems to be absolutely no logic to what the chat is discussing when off the show and subjects can range to a great many weird and wonderful topics.
  • Deadpan Snarker: The chat will never let the crew forget any VERY bad mistakes, often turning them into running gags.
  • Makes Just as Much Sense in Context: Happens a lot, see Cloud Cuckoo Land entry.
  • Internet Tough Guy: (Mostly) averted; despite having much potential for abuse, the Chat is generally a very friendly environment, partly thanks to the Moderators and partly because most of the users are nice people (though constant spoilers and other things led to it being Whitelisted during the live shows).
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Probably the most accurate description of The Chat's relationship with The Crew; Fraser constantly mocks the chat and The Chat are just as willing to return fire but this is mostly for the sake of the show as The Chat clearly adores all of the crew and Fraser appreciates everything the Chat does to keep the show going. Several members of the Chat also seem to have this relationship with each other, always trolling each other or cracking purposefully awful jokes but they never mean any of it and are on good terms.

Blastoff365

A legendary troll from the Skyrim Lonesome episodes. Has an 32-inch Samsung LED monitor and is the most MLG person you will ever hear of.

EnterMEUN

An avid Minecrafter who wears a Aquaman skin. His sole purpose on the show is to troll Fraser whenever possible, a role he performs very well. Aptly named the "Deacon of the sea".
  • Butt Monkey
  • The Chew Toy
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Did very well in a number of events in the Minecraft Olympics. He did have the advantage of being in most of them by being part of a two-person team, but still.
  • The Cast Show Off: The Minecraft Olympics show gave an example of his video production and musical skills, with the "tourism" video and the anthem for his team. And during the Turbo Hangout, he even showed off some puppetry.
  • Crazy Survivalist: Spending too much time on land turned him into this. He lost the vote to be mayor of his cave settlement to a watermelon.
  • Living Statue: During the 2012 Minecraft New Year's build.
  • The Scrappy: In-universe, Fraser acts like he hates Aquaman whenever he appears, despite the fact that the fans love him. At the very end of the "Scooby-Doo" build in Minecraft Halloween 2012, he appears as the Trope Namer.

MrChrisMad

A moderator for the site who also recently became something of a sidekick to Fraser after being tasked with making Abridged versions of the live shows. Stepped down from being a mod in 2014.
  • Accidental Misnaming: His name is Mr Chris Mad, not Mr Chris IS Mad. Though by now almost everyone knows the difference, the name just stuck with many.
  • Butt Monkey: Not as much as Deacon or EnterMEUN but in the Adventure builds Chris is sometimes put through the wringer.
  • Cheaters Never Prosper: When representing New Old Port in the Olympics, he was disqualified in every event except the Survival event, which he won.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble" Sanguine, when he was a mod. Gets along great with folks, loves having fun but can be something of a Cloud Cuckoolander.
  • The Heart: He's good at bringing people together and organizing at events like PAX, where he works directly with Turbos.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Aughts, most obvious in the Adventure builds. Mostly Played for Laughs.
  • The Lancer: As previously mentioned Chris was recently recruited to be an assistant editor for Fraser.
  • Mayor Pain: Of the Quimby variety for the Minecraft builds. Chris is technically the major of Old Old, Springfield, Becky-ni Bottom, and many other places.
  • Young Entrepreneur: Has embarked to work, along with Turbo peers, on his own content creation channel.

NekoEvangeline

An avid Team Fortress 2 player and trader, also a quasi-character in the Minecraft builds and particularly the Survival episodes where Neko is presented as Ben's wife (Neko being a Cat Girl avatar while Ben's skin is of Snarf). Was a former moderator, but left the role in 2012.

PeskyPlumber64

A highly affable Turbo and consummate gentleman of jovial disposition. An assistant on the Team Fortress 2 server; he also draws caricature and comics.

Rizu

A Turbo with a pretty incredible singing voice called upon whenever a Minecraft build requires something musical.
  • Affectionate Parody: If she's not performing a straight up cover of a song, the performance often falls into this territory.
  • The Cast Show Off: In the musical department. First seen during the Minecraft Olympics, where she sung the Neo Japan anthem. During the Halloween Minecraft Show, she gave us all a rendition of the "Time Warp/Sweet Transvestite" from The Rocky Horror Show. During PAX 2012, she gave a live performance of Sonic Adventure 2's " Escape from the City", while wearing a dress reminiscent of Jessica Rabbit. The Summer Vacation build challenge has her singing a stunning version of Vengaboy's Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom.

Scurvy McGee

A strange Turbo who appears to be Fish Out of Temporal Water pirate. Does very little prating.

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