The Force is strong with this geek.note
Possibly the rarest thing among Abridged Series
is to actually complete one. Many are justified in not doing so because the creators choose Long Runners
to spoof. hbi2k
has done the even more rare accomplishment of completing three series
hbi also has videos where he gives answers on questions he's asked frequently. Sure Lanipator
did such videos first, but hbi admits that right off the bat.
hbi2k was the first to release legitimate commentaries on his videos. He finished his Berserk Abridged
and Gantz Abridged
commentaries and as of 2010 is releasing commentaries for Vision of Escaflowne Abridged
He's also part of Team Four Star
(he's the voice of Father Alexander Anderson on Hellsing Ultimate Abridged
), and was an indirect instigator in The War of the Abridged Series Creators
.He is also an active troper.
Tropes common in his work:
- DVD Commentary: Finished with Berserk and Gantz, and moved on to Vision of Escaflowne.
- Lampshaded the Obscure Reference: Calls some of his jokes "2 percenters" based on how much he thinks his viewers get them.
- Larynx Dissonance: Either it's obvious as hell, or he gets lady abridgers to do voices for him.
- Two such abridgers are Cassius614 and AngelElric.
- Used as a Mythology Gag sprinkled with metahumor in Gantz Abridged, as Kishimoto starts out with the Caska voice from Berserk Abridged (which WAS Hbi2k, OBVIOUSLY)... and everyone else in the room immediately breaks out with horrible, Youtube-Subscriber-ish whining about how annoying the voice is. One cough later, and she's voiced by someone completely different.
- Let's See You Do Better: A recent contest for his fans to make their own abridged episodes.
- One of Us: As noted, he's a troper here, and has made a few references to this site on his series.
- Orphaned Series: None of the series themselves, but he seems to have given up on his Vision of Escaflowne Abridged commentaries.
- Running Gag: Barry White and Jello shots,
condom bagel, cameos from his abridged series character in other videos.
- Also, if the Team Four Star Videos are to be believed, he doesn't like Canada.
- Shout-Out: Many, including TV Tropes itself.
- Sincerest Form of Flattery: When he did his first "Ask hbi2k" video, he had a character speak up.
- Take That: NTAM: Dead Horse Edition, which is at everyone who treated NTAM as the worst crime in humanity.
- Those Two Guys: Zod and Phil.