Creator: R.L. Yoshi

RLYoshi, real name Maxwell Allan, is a YouTube Let's Player. In addition to let's plays, Max has worked on a variety of other videos; his channel trailer states that he does let's plays, music, animations, short films, and more. And he always has multiple let's plays going on at once as separate projects. Oh, and he also writes My Little Pony fan fiction over on his FIMFiction account. He also has a show called Cutie Mark Laboratories, where he uses science and research to answer questions related to My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, very similar to Game Theory.

Tropes for Max's let's plays and anything gaming that he does go here.

Tropes that apply to RLYoshi

  • Adorkable: Max is a gamer, brony, and somewhat of an oddball. This applies quite well. His appearance also helped until his Badass Beard began to do away with the "dork" part.
  • Aerith and Bob: Excluding Zero and Marioman2233, whom we only know the usernames of, we have Max, Peter, and Schuyler.
  • Asperger Syndrome: Max has this, or High Functioning Autism.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!
  • Berserk Button: He's shown on Twitter multiple times that he doesn't like discrimination against people for things like race, gender, sexuality, etc.
  • Bi the Way
  • Canada, Eh?: Max, Peter, and Schuyler are all Canadian. None of the other guests so far are, though.
    • Surprisingly, Max actually does say "eh" rather often, but not actually to cap off a question like people imagine; he says it more as a statement whenever he has nothing better to say, kind of like a "Whatever".
  • Casual Danger Dialog: In Ohai, I'm SAWme Guy (the 2013 Halloween Special), Max's response to everything going on is a mixture of confusion, disgust, and his typical Deadpan Snarker attitude - even when his life is on the line - rather than outright fear. Until the end, anyway.
    Max: (after receiving another message and challenge) I sense inspiration from the Saw movies.
    Max: (after seeing the word "DIE" spelled out in blocks) I'd rather not.
    Max: Why do I have a feeling this is a trap? (runs through a narrow hallway and barely avoids getting crushed by falling anvils) ...that's probably why.
  • Catch Phrase: Most of his are shown in his let's plays.
  • Celebrity Resemblance: Max has apparently been told that he looks like ProtonJon, Chuck Bass, Ian Hecox, and Marty McFly. Over the years, he no longer bears a resemblance to any of them.
  • Cursed with Awesome: He's been known to utilize his insomnia as a way to get editing done overnight without getting tired.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Everyone to appear so far has at least a few moments of this, but Max, Schuyler, and Zero are the main examples.
    • Max's snarkiness noticeably increases when he's on his own in his let's plays.
  • Ditzy Genius: If Max acted in real life the way he does in video games, he'd be sent to an insane asylum, if not just outright dead. Instead, he's actually very intelligent, as seen in Cutie Mark Laboratories or whenever he gets to ramble about something he's familiar with. His video editing skills are also well above par, especially considering they were self-taught.
  • Don't Try This at Home: Max makes it very clear that viewers shouldn't attempt the Batman voice he does (formerly known as just "the demonic voice"), let alone sing songs in it.
  • Driven to Suicide: Parodied in ALICORN TWILIGHT SPARKLE.avi, where Max (representing the Fan Dumb portion of the brony community) jumps to his death in reaction to the "alicorn Twilight Sparkle" news.
  • Drunken Master: More like Tired Master, though. When Max is sleep-deprived, he appears to actually be more intelligent than normal (though after a while this fades).
    • This intelligence actually stems from being easily distracted due to being tired; his brain goes off on weird thoughts while he's working, and so he works absentmindedly on tedious tasks while his brain is thinking random things, often coming across ideas or theories that actually work and make sense.
  • Funny Background Event: In the "Know Your Myths" episode of Cutie Mark Laboratories, there's a part where he shows a list of things he hates. These feature a few Take Thats, some references (such as Cazadores being close to the top), and surprisingly, "People who hate comic sans." Which, if you look carefully, is written in comic sans. The number-one item on the list is "The ending of Fallout: Equestria".
  • Grammar Nazi: Max, oh yes.
  • Hitler Cam: Inverted when he uses a facecam in his visual novel let's plays, as he has the camera looking down at him.
  • Iconic Outfit: Whenever he is actually shown in his videos or video thumbnails, he wears a dark green hat and a hoodie. He used to wear a flash drive around his neck, but that's faded.
  • I Have Many Names: RLYoshi for let's plays (and most other stuff), Pop Filter for music (which he no longer does), and his ponysona Winter Solstice; or, in Cutie Mark Laboratories, Science Pony. There's also his real name, of course.
  • The Insomniac: Max used to record a lot while sleep-deprived, which made him a lot calmer in terms of commentary but a lot more erratic in terms of his actions, especially in games. He still has insomnia, but doesn't record while exhausted as often anymore.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold
  • Large Ham
  • Let's Play: One of the things Max does and the one he updates most often. Has its own page.
  • Made of Iron: In "Jumping Off A Porch" - the blooper reel for a live action short he did - he jumps off his back porch several times (and there were apparently even more attempts that weren't put in the blooper reel). Note that his porch seems to be ten feet off the ground note  and, while he appears to have his fall cushioned by snow, he states at one point that it's actually ice he's landing on. He still appears just fine.
    • He has stated a couple of times that he has a natural resistance to pain.
  • Mean Character Nice Actor: Okay, he isn't exactly a character, but Max is often portrayed as being incompetent and a jerk in his let's plays. In real life, however, he's much nicer, even if he retains his snarkiness.
  • Motor Mouth: He can talk damn fast when he wants.
  • No Indoor Voice: Max sometimes speaks loudly, even when there's nothing big happening.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: To keep it simple: Basically, when outside of his gaming videos, Max is a lot more intelligent.
  • Oh Crap! There Are Fanfics of Us...: Someone sent Max a shipping (later clarified as just friendshipping, though) fanfic between himself and Peter. Max's response was that he didn't know whether to laugh or groan.
    • He seems to have a more amused reaction to fanfics now, shipping or not.
  • Pungeon Master
  • Self-Deprecation
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot
  • Slasher Smile: He can pull off a very creepy one.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": His name is supposed to be RLYoshi, not R.L. Yoshi. He is surprisingly insistent about this, as the "RL" isn't supposed to stand for anything.
    • His last name is Allan, not Allen.
  • Stealth Pun: In "Ohai, I'm SAWme Guy", the Jigsaw expy who's actually Zero tells Max "I shouldn't have to try forcing you to keep moving." The next thing Max stumbles upon? A giant Triforce.
  • Take That: His seven-year anniversary video has a credits sequence with special thanks. One such thanking goes to "Roxio"note , followed immediately with "(but not really, it kinda sucks)".
    • He's also taken shots at shows such as South Park, Family Guy, and Beavis And Butthead for their "reliance on immature humor".
    • He also doesn't seem to like SpongeBob SquarePants very much, though he will make references to it sometimes if the opportunity presents itself.
    • He loves taking shots at some stupider fans over on Twitter and Tumblr, mostly types of comments. Such as "FIRST!" or people asking about Cutie Mark Laboratories on his gaming videos.
    • He loves Fallout 3 and will constantly talk about how it's much better than Fallout: New Vegas. Downplayed as he has stated he does like New Vegas, he just is very insistent on pointing out the ways it "messed up" mechanics from 3, like the Karma system or having Multiple Endings that changed nothing except what group you didn't fight.
    • He likes The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, but despises the changes made in its Updated Re-release, such as the reorganization of item locations. He will take shots at Majora's Mask 3D whenever the topic comes up, though downplayed as he's stated it's a good game; just a terrible remake.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Max seems to have a thing for pizza, as shown when Peter brings up in one Skyward Sword episode how they always eat pizza for lunch whenever he comes over to record.
    • He and Peter also like to drink a fruit juice called Five Alive. Max states that it apparently acts like coffee to him and gives him energy, while Peter just seems to like the taste.
    • Peanut butter cups and cheese crackers.
  • Verbal Tic: Max uses "Eh" as a replacement for words like "Whatever" or "Good point".
    • He strictly says "Alrighty" instead of anything similar to "okay".
    • He adds "...kinda thing" to the end of sentences if he's sort of just rambling on or not entirely sure what he's saying, such as in his update vlogs.
  • Workaholic: Several let's plays going on at once, alongside Cutie Mark Laboratories and sometimes other miscellaneous videos, not to mention the work he has to put into building for Minecraft Party, and he also does writing on FIMFiction. Justified as he apparently is very good at multitasking and being efficient, and is attempting to make a living off of this.
  • Younger Than They Look: His voice and appearance give the impression that he's a lot older than he really is. He frequently gets mistaken for being over 20, even in person, when he's only about 18.
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