Team Four Star
is an Abridged Series Super Group
known for Dragon Ball Z Abridged
, amongst other works.
At the moment, the group is active on YouTube
. Viewers can also check their official site
to find special Let's Play
videos of Left 4 Dead 2
, Halo: Reach
, Serious Sam 3
, and Mass Effect 3
TFS productions tend to be rather popular, as well as genuinely funny, due to the enormous amount of networking, voice talent and writing acumen that can be focused on any given project. Of course, this can also result in Attention Deficit Creator Disorder
, as all of them have series of their own, in addition to their TFS responsibilities.MembersList Of Works
This tropes list is for the group as a whole, their Let's Plays and works without their own pages.
- Dragon Ball Z Abridged
- Hellsing Ultimate Abridged
- Attack on Titan Abridged note
- An Alternate DVD Commentary of Dragonball Evolution, which can be found at RiffTrax & on their website.
- A series of Let's Play videos for the following games (with Takahata101, KaiserNeko, Lanipator, and GanXingba):
- Two Saiyans Play, a takeoff on Two Best Friends Play in which Lani and Taka provide commentary in-character as Vegeta and Nappa.
- Krillin Plays (alternately Vegeta Makes Krillin Play), in which Lani comments on one-player games in-character as Krillin. Started with Vegeta forcing Krillin to play Slender: The Arrival.
- Renegade For Life, featuring Vegeta playing video games solo.
- Baldies Play, in which Nappa and Krillin play video games together.
- Nappa Plays, featuring Nappa playing video games solo.
- TFS Podcast (Episode one is here)
- Abridgimon episode 2 (an April Fools' Day video)
- LittleKuriboh's works (Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series, Naruto The Abridged Comedy Fandub Spoof Series Show etc.) note
- The Ace: GanXingBa. He's typically calling out suggestions in the games. Lampshaded by Taka during Hard Rain, when Gan is actually killed and they don't have a defib.
- Second in line for that position would have to be Antfish. He gets the highest accuracy everytime he plays with them, and their playthrough of Dead Center with him is one of the few times where they had zero deaths and very few incaps. Simply put, Antfish is the anti-Taka.
- Alternate DVD Commentary
- And Starring: Little Kuriboh gets this type of credit in Dragon Ball Z Abridged. In the first season he was a guest star, only playing the narrator, by the second season he more or less became a main member of the group.
- Ascended Fanboy: Taka has officially become one with the release of Dragon Ball Xenoverse. Voice #8 for male created characters is pretty much him doing his Ghost Nappa voice. Naturally, TFS picked this voice for their custom character, Dumplin, in their Let's Play of Xenoverse.
- Big Bad: Taka becomes the defacto one during their playthrough of DBZ: Super Budoten 2. Taka ends up taking advantage of an exploit that allows him to stun-lock his opponent in an attack cycle, allowing him to beat Lani, Kaiser, and Keiran all in a row.
Lani: Okay, we've established Taka's not allowed to play anymore; because he likes to kick people into the corner, like a jerk.
- LordMoonstone plays as the monster against the "Classic Team" note in Evolve.
- Big "NO!"/Rapid-Fire "No!": The entire group's reaction to the Sequel Hook at the end of Dragonball Evolution.
- Black Comedy: Many Dead Baby Krogan jokes are made in the Fire base Dagger Part Two video, including the subtitle.
How many dead Krogan babies does it take to make a dead Krogan baby joke?
- Brick Joke: They have utterly mastered the concept.
- Butt Monkey: Taka is (playfully) the most picked on, especially during the Halo: Reach videos.
- Gan tends to refer to Jun as the most useless member of Team Noble.
- Car Fu: Lanipator is very fond of using vehicles to ram the enemies with in Halo: Reach such as the "hero truck". It doesn't always work, mostly because he'll try it using anything with four wheels—include forklifts and airport luggar carriers.
- Casual Danger Dialogue: Half of the running commentary the team provides during their Let's Plays is this, to the point of arguing weather or not the virus that made the zombies would have infected Batman (it wouldn't), Superman, and who would be the cause (Lex Luthor and Braniac), while in a underground, flooded cavern, filled with zombies.
- Cross-Dressing Voices: At times. Of special note is Masako X. It's creepy how Masako X can sound like a genuine woman at times.
- Companion Cube: Kaiser, Lani, and Gan all have their own cubes in Left 4 Dead 2. Lani's is Gnome Chompski, Kaiser's is propane tanks, and Gan's is gas cans.
Kaiser: "Oh, hey, he had a sword."
Lani: "I just had a fatal- WHEEEEREEE? Aaaahhh yeah, come to Lani."
Taka: "Oh God, Lani, just get a room with it."
- Disproportionate Retribution: During Halo Reach, Gan gets annoyed with his team mates and starts killing them. Taka for his singing and Kaiser for shooting Gan's falcon. Kaiser is also blamed for numerous things, including Kat's death.
- Downer Ending: The team acts as if the ending to Reach will not be this, as long as they keep fighting. Played for Laughs, obviously.
Taka: "Lani, just get a room with (the sword)."
Lani: "I WILL WHEN REACH IS SAVED!"
- Everyone Has Standards: Despite going for the dark side options in Star Wars: The Old Republic, Lani and Taka decide killing a group of engineers to recapture the bridge is "too dark".
We're dicks, but we're not that dickish. Lani:
We're not murders. Mostly
- Fan Nickname: In-universe. They christened the Kamikazes in Serious Sam 3 "Headless Takas".
- Guest Star Party Member: As of 2014, Fellow Youtuber LordMoonstone joins the groups for their Let's Plays.
- Hot-Blooded: If Lani or Taka get a hand on a chainsaw, get out of their way. This goes double for Lani and energy swords in Reach.
Gan: "What up Brute? Shotgun beats hammer, shotgun beats hammer."
- Karmic Death: On several occasions, one member of Team Four Star will try to kill a team mate (usually Taka) for slowing them down. Moments later, they themselves will suffer some sort of debilitating injury (frequently in the form of a Tank or Charger).
- Keep Circulating the Tapes: Their older Lets Plays have been removed from blip, and until they get uploaded to their gaming channel on Youtube, it's up to the fans to keep those episodes alive.
- Kill It with Fire: Lani's preferred type of grenade in LFD2. He gets a little too enthusiastic in Death Toll.
- Leeroy Jenkins: Taka is even called the Trope Namer in Detour Ahead when he opens fire on a witch while screaming.
- Manly Tears: The team's reaction in Halo Reach to Jorge's death.
- A Million Is a Statistic: Averted with Taka during the Serious Sam 3 Lets Play, where he seems genuinely horrified to learn that the population of Cairo was killed during the alien invasion. Played straight by everyone Gan, Lani, and Kaiser.
- No, You: In their Halo: Reach LP they discuss the concept of Space Europe which is shot down with "it's a massive land", to which KaiserNeko responds: "No, you're a massive land."
- The only line in "A Moment with Team Four Star: Episode 3" is "No, YOU shut up!"
- Rage Quit: Never directly invoked, but Lani said at Conneticon that this was the reason they stopped playing Serious Sam 3. According to him, when they weren't bored playing the game, they were raging from there being far too enemies swarming them.
- Recycled In Space: Space Vancouver in Reach, Space Batman in Mass Effect 3.
- Running Gag: All of their works include at least one.
- Screaming Warrior: Taka, so very much. They've even dubbed the Kamikazes in Serious Sam 3 as "Headless Takas".
- Shout-Out: Loads, such as screaming "Team death match!" during their L4D LP.
- "We're self-referential, people!"
- Taka: "I play this adept as a jungler."
- "Die potato!"
- Sixth Ranger: Antfish in the Let's Plays when he fills in for Taka.
- SpaceX: In addition to the many SpaceX jokes they make in Dragon Ball Z Abridged, they make references to Space Europe, Space Guantanamo, Space Obama, and Space Vancouver during their play of Reach.
- In their playthrough of Budokai 3, they mention Space Harvard, Space Battleball, and Spaceball.
- Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Taka was a one-man squad when he crashed Chris Sabat's panel at Sakuracon. Thankfully he had the decency to give him his panel back after a few minutes.
- Straight Gay: Kaiser evidently.
- The Straight Man: GanXingba is much more down to Earth than the rest of the group during their Let's Plays, at times almost to the point of being the “Stop Having Fun” Guy member of the team.
- Team Killer: Lani has been voted as the biggest one among the group. He merely replied with "the fire cleanses all!"
- Tempting Fate: Lani in part 3 of Suicide Blitz
- Took a Level in Kindness: Gan in the "TFS Plays Evolve" videos is much more laidback than he was in the classic Left 4 Dead playthroughs.
- Total Party Kill: More often than you would think.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: They can get pretty vicious towards one another, especially Gan against Taka or Kaiser (and vice versa).
- Voices Are Mental: The trope is briefly discussed in their Xenoverse Let's Play. Lanipator doesn't care for it.
- Weapon of Choice:
- Left 4 Dead 2:
- Lanipator: Molotov Cocktails, or "mollys," ("Fire makes everything better!"), the Cricket bat, the Burst/Combat Rifle, Desert Eagles (often shortened to "d'eagles") Gnome Chompski.
- Ganxingba: AK-47, Sniper rifles, automatic shotgun, gas cans ("Gas can; Our greatest ally").
- Kaiser Neko: Samurai swords ("Katanananana") and magnums.
- Takahata101: Chain saws (when he can get them).
- In Halo: Reach:
- Lanipator: Energy sword, assorted vehicles
- Ganxingba: The sniper rifle, needle rifle, and DMR (for their accuracy,) and the shotgun for up close.
- Kaiser Neko: Plasma launcher
- Takahata101: gravity hammers, rocket launchers, and fusion rods
- In Serious Sam 3:
- Everyone: The Minigun and the Devastator.
- Gan: Assault Rifles
- Lani: The Sledgehammer and C4 Blocks
- Taka: Rocket Launchers and Double-Barrelled Shotguns
- Kaiser: Shotguns
- In Mass Effect 3:
- We ARE Struggling Together: Sometimes, it's honestly amazing that they make it through their Lets Plays without killing each other. No Mercy is probably the most extreme example.