Characters: Yogscast aka: Yogscast Minecraft Series
This characters page contains the real life members of the Yogscast (who just happen to act exactly like they do in their Lets Plays and Minecraft series) and the characters of the Shadow of Israphel series, as well as other characters from their Yogscast Minecraft Series. Please note that while certain tropes apply for their character personas, they do not apply for real life and vice versa.
Sparkles* and Parv are both part of the Yogscast, and their entries can be found on that character sheet along with Kogie's and Leo's. It should be noted that while Kogie and Leo are not content creators, they are nominally part of the Yogscast owing to Area 11 being registered under their record label.
Sam Gibbs is an audio engineer at Yogtowers and the essential "apprentice" of Sparkles*.
Took a Level in Badass: In his video of Haunt, he displays no signs of fear like he did in any of the previous horror games he played, instead sounding annoyed at the monster. There are a couple of moments where he actually charges at the monster!
His learning of the art of Thaumcraft is gradually developing into this, too.
According to her own channel description, a player of cute and innocent and family-friendly games, including Scribblenauts Unmasked and Pokémon X, though occasionally plays horror-themed games as well. A major player in Rythian's Minecraft series Blackrock Chronicle, where she becomes the wizard Rythian's apprentice.
Action Girl: Zoey's a competent player after Rythian teaches her in the mystic arts. She's also a competent gamer in general.
Adorkable: Her Tekkit persona comes off this way a bit, particularly around Rythian.
Bad Boss: Simon jokes about her demanding tribute as Guild Leader from the members of their Guild Wars 2 guild.
Bait and Switch: Zoey's "Who's That Pokémon" skits at the beginning of her Pokémon series are never resolved the way you'd expect, often with existing mons in a deformed shape. The one time she didn't do this, everyone expected it.
Beware the Nice Ones: Zoey proves that while she may be a nice person, she can be one hell of an aggressive gamer (minus the attitude that usually comes with it, mind you) in Civilization V. She basically starts steamrolling people with no warning, later commenting that doing so makes her feel uncomfortable.
Beware the Silly Ones: In Minecraft as part of her persona. Also in Civ, where she becomes very dangerous despite her persona.
Bunny-Ears Lawyer: In Tekkit she regularly has conversations with mushrooms and natters on about the complex politics and factions of mushroom society, but is also a fantastic decorator/designer and computer programmer.
Curb-Stomp Battle: During her fight with Malva in Pokémon, she utterly destroyed her by sending out her Mega-Evolved Blastoise Bub, and fainting every opponent with Water Pulse- this was after her Special Attack stat was reduced. The other fights were not so easy.
Self-Imposed Challenge: In Pokémon X and Y, Zoey chooses not to use Xerneas in the fight against Lysandre, which would actually make it startlingly easy. She does this because she feels Xerneas deserves some rest away from the ancient superweapon that it's been trapped in. She succeeds.
Straight Gay: Is a lesbian. You wouldn't have known had she not said so or done some videos with her girlfriend, particularly owing to the Tekkit series.
Cheaters Never Prosper: In Voltz, he spawns in a lot of things that he logically should not be able to have in the game, even with the mods installed. Later, his base gets destroyed and Simon, Lewis and Duncan steal a lot of his loot, essentially rendering him a nonentity.
Cloud Cuckoolander: As a cursory glance at his youtube page will reveal, he seems a bit nutty.
Dangerously Genre Savvy: In Voltz, he used two missiles to attack Lewis and co, leaving a gap between the two to force them to spend longer repairing. Then he promptly ripped them to shreds with a ray gun, and when they tried entering his base, after dealing with the sheer amount of auto-turrets, they triggered a booby trap designed to destroy his base, deny them anything valuable and take them down in the process. It didn't quite work owing to pure luck, but it's still brilliantly executed.
Hidden Villain: Seems to become one in Voltz. Lewis, Duncan and Simon were targeting Sips to begin with, believing him to be the enemy. However instead Ridge was the first to attack, sending two missiles after their base and doing extremely well.
Do Not Go Gentle: Of a sort. When it became apparent he was going to lose in his playthrough of XCOM: Enemy Within, he decided to attack the EXALT base using his few remaining squaddies. It goes as well as one would expect.
General Failure: His XCOM playthrough is both marvellous and painful to behold.
Giving the Sword to a Noob: One XCOM video has him give his only psi-armor, an armor that increases a psionic soldier's abilities as well as being the only armor capable of moving the plot to the final mission, to Brain Shooter, a low level sniper with only a basic Psi-attack, as opposed to Domon8, a fully specialized psionic Col. Heavy. Overlaps with General Failure, as he had no idea what caused the game to progress.
Naďve Newcomer: Joins Kim in being one of the last Yogscast members to join the Yogcraft server, although he has played it somewhat more regularly than she did, and so isn't entirely lost.
Dave Bagnall (DaveChaos)
A long-time friend of the group who joined them officially in July 2013.
Adventurer Outfit: His Minecraft skin is obviously based off Indiana Jones (he even confirmed this during a Q and A at a gaming festival).
Companion Cube: Wilson in the Castaway and Survival Island playthroughs is this to Dave.
The Quiet One: When he joined the Prop Hunt tournament on Sips' channel, he didn't say as much compared to the others. Granted, he was on with people like Sjin and Simon.
Troll: Trolled Simon and Lewis in the Yoglympics map when he put a button labelled to go up into the Dodgit event that actually threw Simon and Lewis down into a pit. He then proceeded to try and blow up the winner's podium with Lewis and Simon on it after his "special message" on the wall from the map makers (BOOM!), but just missed them and had to flee so Simon wouldn't 'spleef' him to death.
Yohi, Lover of Weed
A guild-mate of Simon and Lewis, he has appeared in several episodes of The YoGPoD.
Out of Focus: Compare the early days when Yohi used to appear in the Yogpod, and now rarely appears at all.
Best known as the co-op partner of In the Little Wood, Toby already had his own page before he joined the Yogscast in February 2014. See his own page for details.
Keith Steinbach (BebopVox)
A prominent youtuber who runs The Minecraft Monday Show, BebopVox officially joined the Yogscast in January 2014. He is a former crew chief of the United States Air Force, having recently left to make videos full-time.
Ted (Pyrion Flax)
A fellow Polaris member that joined the Yogscast in 2014.
Badass: Pyrion made his debut in Civ by giving Lewis and the others a run for their money, so much so that they immediately forgot about Lewis and teamed up against him!
Badass Beard: Pyrion makes up for his baldness by growing out his beard.
Bald of Awesome: Pyrion isn't ashamed of being bald in the slightest, although amusingly his Yogscast avatar covers up his baldness with a crown.
FyreUK is the youtube channel of Matthew Needler and Phil Southam (more commonly known as Matt and Phil), co-founders of the Minecraft build team Fyre. Whilst their channel maintains a focus on Minecraft timelapse builds, they have also released a number of Let's Play series, and prior to joining the Yogscast created the adventure map for Hat Films' series An Epic Hatventure.
Dead Workers Party
Dead Workers Party is the former title of duo Brent Copeland and Eric Fullerton, who have since rebranded to YOGSCAST Brent & Eric. They are most famously known as creators and co-hosts of The Shaft podcast. It was announced that they joined the Yogscast in February 2014.
Butt Monkey / The Chew Toy: Bad things often happen to him. In the adventure map that Lewis and Simon took his character from he was blown up "accidentally" by Simon, then in Yoglabs he got locked in the medbay with the Little Maids, was cut up partially and shot, then had his blood taken for cloning at which point his clone was murdered.
Mission Control: "Acts" as this for Simon and Lewis during their taking back of Yoglabs.
Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: Not so much in the adventure map that he first appears in, but in Yoglabs this trope is in full effect, given how the setting basically has him working with the bad guys. We don't see him doing anything bad, however.
They Killed Kenny / Death Is Cheap: He keeps coming back despite being maimed constantly and wounded fatally more than once. It's implied that the versions of him that die are clones.
You Have Failed Me: Lewis and Dr. Srivaramen cut him up and turn some of his body parts into zombies, then Lewis shoots him for not renewing his combat record. He gets better.
Part of the Yoglabs team, and notably much more off the rails than Doctor Testificate M.D.
Affably Evil: Lewis describes him as a nice man, and he indeed comes across as a polite guy, but he's also a nutty mad scientist. After chopping up Doctor Testificate, he immediately does his best to see that he's nursed back to health.
Ambiguously Brown: Discussed. While his name sounds Indian and Simon voices him with an Indian accent, Lewis isn't sure as to whether or not he comes from India or if he's a Native American.
Deadly Doctor: Given how he's in charge of genetic engineering and his labcoat is covered in blood, and that most of his experiments are extremely dangerous, he qualifies. See Axe Crazy for further details.
He also offhandedly mentions that he lost his medical license, implying he was really bad at healing people.
Shoot the Dog: Briefly proposed when Simon is tripping out, and Brightmeer suggests a Mercy Kill... by incineration. Mercifully, Lewis delays him for a while and Simon recovers.
A member of Yoglabs staff, on their science team.
Accidentally Accurate: In-Universe. He claims that Girlfriend Island is "a dangerous place to be" when it appears to be an island paradise, and it's quite clearly meant to be a lie to cover up where he's going. Then the basilisks attack...
Affably Evil: A nice and grandfatherly scientist, who happens to be a literal grandfather... who happens to be working for Yoglabs (and is also a bit of a Covert Pervert).
Bald of Evil: He's not that evil, but the trope still applies as he has no hair on his Minecraft skin.
Blatant Lies: When found at Girlfriend Island, he claims he's doing "important science". Sure. That's totally not what Simon and Lewis were there to do.
Genre Blind: With that said, Gozencratz is considerably more blind... choosing to go to the toilet and leave himself vulnerable, rather than go and aid Rildenstern. This gets him killed.
Genre Savvy: Their plan being as dangerous as it was, they make sure to guard the door with something strong and Too Dumb to Fool. They didn't take into account the Soul Absorber mod, though.
Kick the Dog: Rildenstern murders Simon's master clone and then tries doing the same to the others.
Killed Off for Real: Both of them get taken down by Simon and Lewis, and given that their plans involved killing everyone's Master Clones, they probably had their own ones taken offline.
Knight of Cerebus: Downplayed. Compared to Strawfingers, Skylord_Vitali or Israphel, these guys are downright hilarious, but their actions cause a rare dramatic and tragic ending to an episode and the stakes are raised significantly, even with the government's constant interference. To top that off, something even worse is implied to succeed them, if the twist ending is any clue.
Large Ham: Gozencrantz's dialogue is read out this way.
Mad Scientist: They're Yoglabs personnel, so it's practically a requirement.
Red Oni, Blue Oni: Gozencrantz is far too hammy for his own good. Rildenstern, on the other hand, is a little smarter and more sane.
Big Good / Bigger Bad: One of the two. On the one hand, they're the only organisation trying to take Yoglabs down. On the other hand, they only appear to have turned on them in the first place for being impractical with money. Either way, they don't appear themselves, instead sending in their mooks.
Hero Antagonist: Given the nature of Yoglabs and the fact that they are explicitly stated to be evil, they come across as this.
An animated and very malevolent scarecrow that appears in Sjin's "Feed the World" series. He is the primary antagonist, brought to life seemingly hundreds of years ago.
Bait the Dog: After helping Abel farm his crops, he murders his parents.
Big Bad: For Sjin's series; any threats beforehand were either from mobs (which aren't actively malevolent) or from other players (who also aren't actively malevolent or very dangerous for that matter). Strawfingers is both actively malevolent and dangerous.
Cerebus Retcon: A lot of Strawfingers' behaviour and nature was initially comedic, then we find out in Abel's flashback why he's like that, and it stops being funny.
Combat Pragmatist: His strategy upon encountering Sjin in the Twilight Forest is to camp by a portal he had already used and then start shooting at him with a machine gun.
Dark Is Evil: Hangs around in the Nether, builds with darker bricks, dressed in black.
The Dreaded: After Sjin finds out the truth about him, he doesn't want to go anywhere near him and puts off confronting him.
Death Is Cheap: Sjin and Jake the Dog kill him in the Twilight Forest, but Sjin doubts he's gone for good.
Evil Laugh: In the flashback to Abel's story. It's the only thing he has ever "said" himself.
Evil Tower of Ominousness: He erects one in the Nether, which he uses to keep Kim prisoner. Later seen spying on Sjin on the top of another, though Sjin seems oddly oblivious to it, either because he built it for aesthetic reasons or doesn't want to go near it.
Expy: He seems to be the Feed The World / Sjin's Farm version of Israphel, being a kidnapping serial killer with a habit of troubling the protagonists, who's also linked to an old and dark entity and isn't played for laughs. This had led to people speculating that the two are either linked or the same person.
Funny Background Event: In one of the introductions, it is possible to see him get up and walk away from his post.
Genre Savvy: During his second direct confrontation with Sjin in the Twilight Forest, he camps at the portal to stop him escaping another way and starts shooting him the second he sees him.
Karma Houdini: With the Heartbleed patch, most of Sjin's animals no longer exist. Sjin's confirmed that Strawfingers has not had the same fate.
Kick the Dog: In a past backstory, it's revealed (or at least heavily implied that he's responsible) that shortly after helping Abel farm his crops, he brutally murdered his parents.
Kill It with Fire: Seemingly the only way to make sure he's Killed Off for Real is to burn his head with either fire or lava, although just how weak he is to it remains to be seen, given how he spent some time in the Nether with seemingly no problems.
Knight of Cerebus: It turns out he's a serial killer who's been doing his thing for a very long time, and also that he plans to blow up Sjin's farm plus all his guests.
Mad Bomber: His plan overall is to destroy the Sjindig with mountains of TNT and a nuke.
Not-So-Harmless Villain: Meeting him in the present, he hasn't done that much of real damage. However, in the past he supposedly murdered Abel's parents for fun and in the present he's secretly planning to bomb Sjin's Sjindig with a nuke and some TNT. After this revelation, he stops being played for laughs.
Obviously Evil: Looking at his skin makes it obvious that he isn't good.
Poke the Poodle: He stole Sjin's texture pack. Not exactly a heinous crime.
Really 700 Years Old: Strawfingers has been doing his thing since Abel's time at least. That makes him potentially hundreds of years old.
Scary Scarecrows: He resides in a fortress he built in the Nether and kidnaps people. Justified Trope, as he was meant to be used by Sjin to scare away birds (read: serve as an aesthetic decoration as birds don't exist in Feed the Beast with the exception of vanilla chickens and Twilight Forest penguins, neither of which can threaten crops).
Serial Killer: What he turns out to be. It's probable that Abel's parents were far from his first victims, given how the Wizard seems to be behaving.
Split Personality: Due to certain coincidences and holes in her backstory, a lot of fans believe that Kim is in fact the very Strawfingers who allegedly Kimnapped her.
Supernatural Is Purple: Most of his face is purple, and he fits as a scarecrow that was brought to life through magical means.
The Voiceless: He hasn't said a word, either in chat or with one of the Yogscast pretending to be him, though he leaves notes to get past this. He does have an Evil Laugh in Abel's flashback.
Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: He sure is taking his sweet time with his plan to bomb the Sjindig. Averted in his confrontation with Sjin in the Twilight Forest, in which he starts shooting Sjin with a machine gun.
A farmer who left a journal regarding his mysterious past and his encounters with an animated scarecrow, strongly implied to be Strawfingers.
Posthumous Character: Possibly. However old Abel's diary is, it's not recently written. While magic could theoretically be keeping him alive, it's likely that he's passed on.
The various denizens of Sjin's farm.
Badass Adorable: Jake the Dog, being a tamed wolf. He even saved Sjin from Strawfingers and his machine gun at one point.
Big Damn Heroes: Jake the Dog randomly appears in the Twilight Forest to save Sjin from Strawfingers and his machine gun. Lampshaded by Sjin who has no idea as to how he got there.
Butt Monkey/ The Chew Toy: Bessie the Cow, who's been stuck in a milk facility to produce countless buckets worth of milk and has literally no space to move around whatsoever.
Damsel in Distress: Charlotte, Sjin's tamed cat, goes missing for a few episodes. Sjin eventually finds her after going on a rescue mission, although she's seemingly unharmed when he brings her home.
Unmarked Moon Quest and Galacticraft spoilers
Seemingly a new member of Sipsco during the Sipsco Space Program and Sjintech Space Rescue series and a Walking Spoiler.
AcCENT Upon the Wrong SylLABle: Keeps pronouncing Sjin's name wrong, as SI-JIN. While Sjin pronounces it as S-gin, and the others pronounce it as "Shin". It's the most obvious clue that Sips_ is missing.
Axe Crazy: Really enjoys blowing up stuff, and people.
Bald of Evil: His skin seems to take inspiration from how Sips looks in real life.
Batman Can Breathe in Space: He seems to think he can, owing to him trying to nerdpole up with some gravel and no oxygen gear. Obviously, he can't.
Cloning Blues: Sjin isn't sure whether or not _Zips is a clone of Sips or just a doppelganger of sorts. Sips confirms that he is a clone and has abducted him. For the record, he doesn't seem so sure himself.
Hypocritical Humour: Accuses Sjin of not being the real Si-jin (or Zijin) when he's obviously not the real Sips.
Laughably Evil: He fits right in with the whole Sipsco recruitment policy, being almost amoral and hilarious(ly dumb in his case). Even after his Face-Heel Turn his various quirks are funny enough to keep him memorable.
Literal-Minded: He's told by Sjin to get down from the pile of gravel he's trying to nerdpole to the moon with. He literally goes straight down by walking or jumping off to his death.
Too Dumb to Live: Tried nerdpoling into space (by piling up gravel) without any oxygen equipment. Sjin tells him to get down and he decides to jump from the stack of gravel directly down to Slime Island, dying from the fall.