Joshua Burner (AKA: Josh Scorcher, The Fiery Joker, and Commander Firebrand) is a Youtube producer and United States Marine specializing in Video Game related Top Ten Countdowns and video reviews of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. He also runs the Brony Website FOB Equestria, which bills itself as a Military-centric version of Equestria Daily. He also has a Twitter account and a Tumblraccount. He does the occasional Let's Play, but he didn't finish either of them, and stated he was not going to do another one. However, after making his Top 10 Worst Kingdom Hearts Bosses, he started an LP of Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, which he seems intent on finishing.
From the same video: Dissing Dynasty Warriors as a mere Button Masher will tick him off. The guy sure loves that game and considers it really overhated. During his Top 10 Underappreciated Gems list, The Quarter Guylampshades this trigger.
Josh: *static interrupt and glares menacingly* QG: *raises hands* "I'm not one of those people!" Josh: "Good. *unsheathes saber* Keep it that way." QG: *loud gulp* "Yes sir..."
All three of his Response to *Insert YoutuberHere* videos resulted in a torrent of hate mail and abuse being directed by his fans toward the subject of the videos. Each time, Josh had an unscripted video detailing how angry he was at his fanbase.
The shortest, but most memorable, was the unscripted addressing the Response to Bhaalspawn, where Josh starts openly screaming at his own viewers because this is the third time this had happened.
Referring to the Marine Corps and the US Army as the same organization, though he recently stated that it was more akin to a Sibling Rivalry.
In his review of Mmmystery On The Friendship Express with The Autarch, he becomes increasingly annoyed as The Autarch constantly jokes about a crossover with The Powerpuff Girls, having already reviewed (and hated) Double Rainboom. When Voice of Reason mentions that the Big Mac/Cheerliee romance in "Hearts and Hooves Day" reminds him of the Powerpuff Girls episode "Keen on Keane", he only gets as far as saying "It's a Powerpuff Girls=" when explaining what it is before Josh grabs a rifle.
In Snowdrop, he gets very quickly pissed off by the Alpha Bitch filly who, as he says, serves no purpose aside from being a one-dimensional typical bully to harass the main character. Whether he's angry at the filly for being an Alpha Bitch or for just being a one-dimensional character is up in the air. But either way, it ends with him taking a sword and murdering her offscreen in rage.
Diamond Tiara's treatment of Scootaloo in "Flight to the Finish" has left him out for blood.
"No, I didn't actually say that ["Let's waste this bitch"]. You know about me and cursing. What actually said [sic] was something more along the lines of calling her an evil, stuck-up, unpleasant, mean-spirited, elitist, two-dimensional, sadistic, ableist, unredeemable, racist, ignorant, pompous, scum-sucking, arrogant spawn of every unholy demon in the seventh circle of hell."
Canada, Eh?: He occasionally makes fun of Canadians, but it's all lighthearted humour and he only does it because they can take a joke. Interestingly, most of his collab partners so far have been Canadian - Chewie, The Autarch, and Bhaalspawn - and have attempted to get back at him for it.
In the aforementioned collab with Bhaalspawn, this trope is brought into play; when Josh tries to draw a line between the red and white face paint Chief Thunderhooves uses and the Canadian flag, Jerry doesn't go along with it (by singing his country's national anthem, specifically)...until Josh offers to buy him Tim Hortons coffee if he does so. Cue Gilligan Cut.
The Cast Showoff: Jerry, AKA Bhaalspawn, gets a lot of opportunities to sing when he collabs with Josh for the "Over a Barrel" review.
Oftentimes, when Josh does video game countdowns and videos, the gaming footage will be recorded by him of himself actually playing, often very well.
In his "Taking [x] Too Seriously" videos on FOBEquestria, he'll often say "Here - let me explain what I mean" at the beginning of a video shortly after he states an opinion of the episode before getting into the episode's actual plotline.
Dry Crusader: He's expressed a major hatred for alcohol on his Tumblr blog. Downplayed as he doesn't seem to have made any effort to stop other people from drinking it, but he definitely hates it.
Early Installment Weirdness: His earliest MLP videos make it seem like he doesn't like the show very much. He admits it has its strengths, but overall doesn't seem to be a huge fan, even stating directly that he is not a brony.
Earth-Shattering Kaboom: Nearly every Top Ten list or review ends with a massive continental explosion as the closer.
Ham-to-Ham Combat: After doing a response to Bhaalspawn's initial Team Fortress review, Valkyr Studios was flooded with a torrent of hate mail and death/rape threats. This prompted a very brief face-off between Scorcher's Nice Guy and Peet's Smug Snake.
Hold Up Your Score: Josh does this during his "Bridle Gossip" review in response to Spike making punny names based on what happened to the Mane Six.
Hostile Show Takeover: Downplayed. This is sort of how guest stars appear in his My Little Pony reviews, but rather than taking over the show itself, they just force Josh to let them on it.
The ALS Ice Bucket challenge. He views the challenges issued to him, and considered the whole thing stupid... and right after that, he issues the challenge to three more guys (one of them should be familiar) and showers himself with cold water.
Josh (through Commander Firebrand): I mean my little brother dealt with so much heartache and sickness in his life, and I wasn't there to help him. He had diabetes, genetic migraines, and even multiple seizures at the age of ten, ten! And I just couldn't find it in myself to cut the kid some slack! He was my brother, and I failed to be there for him.
I Have Many Names: Joshua Burner, Josh Scorcher, The Fiery Joker, and Commander Firebrand. Real name, Internet alias, gaming alias, and pony alias (and OC name) respectively.
Kubrick Stare: Sometimes does this (as shown by the picture above).
Mean Character, Nice Actor: The way he portrays himself in his episodic reviews and some other videos is as a sarcastic Jerk Ass, though this is just so he can be properly cynical about the actual work. As seen in various other videos and on his Tumblr blog, he's actually a nice guy in real life (though he retains the sarcasm) when you don't press a Berserk Button.
Once an Episode/Signing Off Catchphrase: As the Fiery Joker, he ends nearly all episodes with an explosion. As Commander Firebrand, he tends to end his reviews with some play on the phrase "I'm taking this too seriously".
In his My Little Pony episode reviews, he will sometimes have guests appear to join him in commentating. Their appearance always consists of interrupting Josh's intro somehow, threatening and/or humiliating him, and then performing a downplayed Hostile Show Takeover by forcing Josh to let them join for the episode.
Also, in each FIM review, the intro is skipped in all sorts of different ways, ranging from simply fast-forwarding the video, to shooting the screen, to the guest reviewers doing the skipping. Lampshaded in the Bhaalspawn colab.
For a long time, he was kept from reviewing Bridle Gossip, due to a combination of collab partners wanting other episodes, season 4's premier, and copyright claims from Hasbro. This was, naturally, lampshaded when he finally got around to reviewing the episode.
In the review of Mmmystery On The Friendship Express, Josh protests the idea that Big Macintosh would have trouble carrying a giant cake. The information he whips out to prove his point is lifted directly from Death Battle Equestria.
"Wow, you really don't know how to shut up when you get scared, Krillin- I mean, Spike!"
The Stoic: Dr Wolf in Shenanigans with 2. He speaks very little during the video, chooses not to participate Josh and Hspirit's conga dance, and maintains his usual calm, pleasant demeanour throughout the video.
Stutter Stop: Most prevalent in unscripted videos, Josh has admitted to being a terrible on the spot speaker.
Josh (through Commander Firebrand): If I have one regret in my life, just one, it's that I wasn't a good brother.
"The Reason You Suck" Speech: When an anon on his Tumblr disparaged Zachary Rich for taking down Double Rainboom, Josh went on a huge one of these, directed at anyone who thought Mr. Rich's decision was a bad one.
Beata Nomura could be considered one towards Tetsuya Nomura.