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- Retsof Noraa: Rooster Teeth's Achievement Hunter has one in their video for the "Pay Your Respects" achievement in Batman: Arkham City. The achievement is - literally - paying your respects at the site where Bruce's parents were killed. Being Rooster Teeth, they try to lighten the situation with humor - claiming the chalk outlines make it look like Martha Wayne was giving a blowjob to Thomas when they died - but instead of crossing the line twice, it only crosses the line.
- Zeta Ridge: And speaking of Achievement Hunter, their co-op let's play on Ghost Recon Future Solider is one of their weakest if not their worst so far. Gavin is especially cringeworthy on his playthrough when getting either consistently killed, getting caught, or "accidentally" killing civilians. I honestly wouldn't mind if they were goofing around but all in all, they were playing the game wrong not for comedy but rather obliviousness and sheer ignorance.
The Amazing Atheist
- Electrum Zephyr: The Amazing Atheist, from day one, has been a controversy magnet, if not an outright source thereof. I have been a fan of his for years, and even through the Don Exodus and Coughlan fiascoes, I stuck around for future videos, and ultimately, things more or less became water under the bridge for all parties involved. But cue February 8th, 2012, wherein his reddit page about "Men's Rights" had a feminist rape victim on it. Does TJ choose to pick his battles carefully? On the contrary; when she talks about her experience and how it triggers a PTSD episode, he just throws it right back in her face, and makes her relive the experience in graphic detail. After all's said and done, he made a video expressing his regret at what he did, regretting the fact that he argued with someone on the internet, rather than what he was saying to her. An open bit of advice for TJ: 1) Pick your fucking battles; 2) If you want your views on anti-female-supremacy to be taken seriously by non-fantards, this was the worst possible move you could have made. Peace the fuck out. Even Encyclopedia Dramatica was extremely disgusted.
- InTheGallbladder: Ain't I glad I jumped ship early! In the opening of "A Feminist," the closer to "Hate Week," he stated that he'd planned out a Grand Finale for the series, but had scrapped in in favor of another "chew out a radical" video upon encountering the radical in question.
- Maths Angelic Version: His disrespect for the woman makes me sick. PTSD is a debilitating disorder, and the episodes of reliving the event are very painful. Yet he deliberately invokes one, all while saying he doesn't believe her and that if she's indeed telling the truth, she deserved it (presumably as punishment for being someone he disagrees with). Basically, three of the last things a rape victim needs. It's not hard to Google and find out that and why these things shouldn't be done, and it's easy to find sources that confirm that rape victims' pain is very real! Because of this moment, and this moment alone, I won't ever watch another of his videos, and am now ashamed to say that I've done it in the past and liked it. Seriously, fuck this guy.
- Sponge Bat 1: I think AnimatedJames is a fairly decent animator/writer, but what absolutely irks me is his Teen Titans No video. As one of the few people who like Teen Titans Go!, I had a feeling I might not like the video, but I can understand why some people don't like the show and decided I'd give James the benefit of the doubt. It starts off with James' idea of what the TTG writers are like, and surprise, surprise, they're all blithering jackasses. Great start so far. But what pushes it over the edge is when Robin throws a hand grenade into the room and gorily kills the writers. And this is treated as a good thing. So this video basically implies that the TTG writers deserve to die just because James doesn't think the show is funny. But wait, it gets better! Towards the end of the video, a random producer says that the writers were all mentally handicapped... What? There's Black Comedy, there's an Author Tract, and then there's just plain offensiveness, and frankly, James, that line crossed it big time.
- Kira Doom: Not only do I strongly agree here, but I want to point something out here that really bothers me about the whole thing: the super obvious Double Standard here. Yeah, the Go!Titans are Designated Heroes, but the Titans in James' video straight-up murdered a bunch of mentally handicapped people! Not even the Go!Titans would stoop that low! But apparently it's okay for the AnimatedJames!Titans to slaughter people like this because they made a bad reboot. Because that's totally a reasonable and sane reaction! I used to be okay Teen Titans Go!, but even though I don't like it anymore, I would never forgive the blatant hypocrisy in his criticism (which was already overly scathing and gruesome to start with). So yeah, because of this (and the other Dethroning Moments here that I also agree with), I'm never watching this guy again.
- Bengson 26: I also think James is a very talented animator and writer, however, like I've said as ldelavina3, every web animator has its bad spots. "Sonic Generations Plot" is that bad spot. What really killed the short is Classic Sonic's treatment of Tails, telling him he's annoying and wishes that he never met him. Due to a time paradox, Tails then fades from existence while Classic talks to his Modern counterpart and completely ignoring Tails. You know, there's Character Derailment and then there's this.
- Psychic Slayer Natrium: I'm sorry, but what was so funny about "Pokemon Capture" again? All it consists of is Red using a bunch of Pokeballs to capture Pikachu, and when he gets captured, he is stuck inside this blank dimension where each Pokeball is constantly brutally damaging Pikachu with traps as he tries to escape, and in the end, is reduced to gory limbs. That's the entire video, repeating the same basic joke over and over again. Its not even Bloody Hilarious either and its seems to be played for forced shock rather than any actual humor. Even for a Pokemon parody, the video goes way too far with its cruelty. This was the one thing, aside from his fart fetish, to make me never go anywhere near James' content ever again.
- shonengirl: I actually liked James when I knew only his Sonic vs. MLP videos, but even then they made me roll my eyes at the crude jokes right out of a bad adult cartoon that popped up here and there, and this is the reason I disliked "Amy Rose vs. Pinky Pie". I mean, at least in "Sonic vs. Rainbow Dash" they were mostly quick and fast-paced, and it was action-packed enough to at least make it enjoyable. I would have put the Splatoon vs. de Blob video on here, as it was where I realized that this guy can put out pure crude, cringeworthy material made of nothing but crude, cringeworthy material. But then I found out/was reminded that he did a Pokemon video. You see, I heavily look down on fan parodies (the western ones anyway), especially shorts, because 99% of it is just bad attempts at shock humor attached to a well-loved family-friendly franchise, because, well, they're "edgy" or something; I.e. What I like to call "Racist Mario syndrome", or otherwise echo whiny complaints, use "jokes" that have been done to death (though this is connected heavily to Racist Mario syndrome), and put everyone through the character grinder and back again multiple times and/or needlessly cruel torment because "comedy". Even if a short actually seems to be going fine, it will always have to end on an obligatory stupid gory/gross/"adult" meanspirited joke, I groan, Palm meets forehead. Again. Occasionally I'll see a genuinely funny or even heartwarming one with clearly much heart put into it, to my pleasant surprise, and despite the reputations of their fanbases My Little Pony and Undertale animations seem to be exceptions to this (only relatively speaking however... Smile HD and Pony.mov are still things that exist). Three common victims of "Were so edgey!1!!" I know of are Mario, Sonic, and Pokemon; and the more franchises a channel covers, the bigger chance it seems there is it will churn out a bad "parody" of the latter. And look, the guy who made a blob jizz over 14-year-olds did an animation on the it! Oh joy! And look, it features a cute little mouse being tortured painfully and nothing else! Fun! At least he actually uses Red instead of Ash, showing that he isn't yet another person who knows nothing about Pokemon that just made a "parody" anyway, though that might make it just worse. Since it shows he should actually give a shit about what he's doing. But nope, it's yet another video in the giant mass of "Durr hurr, look, we took an innocent thing and filled it with gore, sex, gross-out, and sexed-up gross-out gore! We're so edgy lol" taking up a good part of western parody videos. You know what, I haven't seen this video. I may have seen the thumbnail for it before, but I was wise enough not to click on it despite Red's cute, innocent-looking face. But the moment I hear "Pokemon parody" I know something has a good chance of being horrible, and the description above confirms my suspicions, if not being even worse than I expected. Well, I guess the idea is kind of original, but it makes no sense and at its core it's one of way too many cliche, uninspired "fan" animations/parodies. It's times like this I really appreciate what Robot Chicken did when they parodied Pokémon, showing the inside of a Pokeball as a paradise, despite the crude humor. I have a strong stomach, so most poorly-done "adult" gags just make me roll my eyes, and anything meant to be "shocking" is just tedious and boring to me. Guess what people, you're not doing anything new. It's not even shocking anymore, it's just annoying and irritating, it's not funny, and worst of all, it's cliche, overdone, lazy, and boring! Stop already!
- Wario Guy: The "Splatoon vs. de Blob" video bothers me a bit. The animation here seems to be a bit lazier. But the kicker here is the "joke". As the Inklings continue on their Turf Wars, a de Blob Slime comes out of nowhere and...takes out his slime wang and inks all over the Inklings. Keep in mind that the Inklings are 14. It's disturbing enough, made worse with a close up of a female inkling enjoying being splattering by the ink. Basically, the whole video is just a lame dick jerking joke made worse with the Inkings being underage. I felt really unclean after this.
Animation Domination High-Def
- fluffything: For those unfamiliar, there is a Web Animation series called Scientifically Accurate that "parodies" (in the loosest sense of the word possible) classic cartoons, video games, and so forth using "science" (again, loosest sense of the word possible). It only took me one viewing of their Scientifically Accurate Sonic the Hedgehog video to realize just how terrible their attempts at humor are (And, considering they're associated with Fox's "Animation Domination", that should come as no surprise). The DMOS is basically how utterly lazy and juvenile it is. Rather than come up with something clever and witty, the short instead tells such great jokes such as "Hedgehogs eat poop!" and the classic "Echidnas have a four-headed penis!". Heck, they don't even try with the Toilet Humor. It's basically just the same "it's gross so it's instantly funny" mentality you'd expect from a twelve year-old boy than what I can only assume is a professional writer and/or animator.
- FromtheWordsofBR: I used to really enjoy Scientifically Accurate, but I knew from the get-go that Scientifically Accurate My Little Pony was going to be a huge mess. Shockingly enough, though, the brony-bashing is kept to a minimum of one mention of how Beijing serves horse privates as food (then again, I didn't mind the brony-bashing line in "Today Was a Good Day on the Internet" because everything else in that one was well-executed and catchy). Unfortunately, the rest of the video is just dull. The accurate stuff isn't as hilariously sick and twisted as the other videos are, being just normal stuff real-life horses do. Sure, other videos do normal descriptions of animals, but it's nowhere near as soul-suckingly humorless as it is in this installment. It's not bad enough to make me quit watching their videos, as Animation Domination High-Def is responsible for a lot of decent parodies, but it's just a gigantic misstep, and it's kind of ruined the other SA videos for me.
- Bengson 26: I am going to say this right now: I fucking hate this show. But the one that makes me want to strangle the writer is Scientifically Accurate Ninja Turtles. Right from the get-go, I knew this would be a colossal mess. And I was right. The "turtle dicks" part is pretty much the low point of this "parody". Hell, they don't even bring anything new to the table with the humor except for the "dicks are funny" mentality. This was just a soulless, humorless video from a soulless, humorless series. And people thought the 2014 film ruined childhoods.
- CJ Croen 1393: Scientifically Accurate Barney, if for no other reason than the fact that the title is a complete and utter lie. They evidently got all their Tyrannosaurus rex facts from Jurassic Park (complete with a John Hammond expy), as they depict the titular dinosaur as a giant scaly monstrosity that's constantly stomping around and roaring, messily chewing up small children for shock value (yes, because a 9-ton T. rex is going to love eating scrawny little human children) and—to top it all off—they decide to give it a giant penis. Barring the fact that such a huge reproductive organ would kill a female T. rex if the male tried to mate with her, there is serious doubt cast on the idea that dinosaurs even had external genitalia at all (most modern dinosaurs—besides ducks and certain ratites—certainly don't). This video was about as scientifically accurate as The Flintstones.
- Tommy Tiger: Songs You Didn't Know Have Lyrics: Super Mario World is horrible. The reason? It paints Mario into a massive Jerkass. Not only does it have the original "Punching Yoshi on the head" and "Hop off Yoshi" jokes, but it shows the icing on the cake, Mario Flipping the Bird at Yoshi (which is a complete and utter lie, Mario would never do that). The ironic thing? I used to like it, but only because I was being pressured by elementary school and other things.
- Garfield 2710: Their video "The Conservative Lorax," really left a bad taste in my mouth. Aside from being just plain unfunny, this sketch implies that all conservatives are Wall-Street loving, environment hating, Mexican hating, and greedy tycoons. It also completely misunderstands the difference between free-market capitalism and crony capitalism, ignores the fact that most companies that cut down trees, replant those very same trees, because not doing so would be a detriment to their business, something that the original source material warned against, and also seems to believe that every corporation is bad (some are, but not all). This entire sketch is nothing more than a thinly veiled Author Tract Take That, and an unfunny one at that. If you don't agree with Conservative ideology, or want to make a video playfully mocking them, that's perfectly fine (I lean Conservative, but I don't agree with everything they say or do, and there is a lot to make fun of about them), but this is just so mean-spirited and smug.
- Maths Angelic Version: The most worthless CollegeHumor "article" I've ever seen must be The Official Disney Movie Matrix. The x axis goes from "Not Your Favorite" to "Was Your Childhood", and the y axis goes from "Doesn't Hold Up" to "Genuinely Great":
- The placements on the "was your childhood" axis are arbitrary. I seriously have no idea what the logic behind them is - I suspect that the authors (yes, it took two people to make this stuff) at most exchanged some childhood memories and based the rankings on that. And why is Frozen on it? If you were a kid when it was released, you're probably still a kid!
- They didn't even include the full Disney Animated Canonnote , and the criteria for inclusion make no sense. Less popular films like Chicken Little and Home on the Range tend to be excluded, but the disliked and forgotten The Black Cauldron is on the list. Some recent films, like Big Hero 6 and Wreck-It Ralph are excluded, but Frozen is not!
- The y axis... oh my. Some placements make sense, like having the acclaimed The Lion King and Aladdin at the top. The Black Cauldron, a flop with mixed reviews, is at the bottom. On the other hand, several positively reviewed, beloved classics like Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Peter Pan are given a "does not hold up" rating. The Aristocats, which is typically considered watchable, but low-tier for a Disney movie, somehow beats them. I realize that the bottom half of the matrix also needs entries, but there's a better way to do that: including the less popular movies like Chicken Little! Also, for some reason, The Emperor's New Groove has the second lowest y axis placement despite its generally positive reviews. This is enough to convince me that the authors didn't bother to research the movies' receptions and just substituted their own guesses or opinions. Of course they're entitled to their opinions, but they shouldn't pretend to be objective when they aren't. Even with this in mind, all they're doing is saying things like "Sleeping Beauty is bad" with no attempt to justify it. It's neither informative nor funny. It's just lazy. If someone posted it on their personal blog after being asked how they feel about the Disney films, I wouldn't care, but a comedy site should have some kinds of standards. If they had put some effort into writing funny and/or informative criticism to go along with the matrix, that would've been fine. Unfortunately, they do neither of these, so I fail to see why this chart should exist. The only purpose I can think of is "let's use College Humor as a vehicle for our Disney opinions and upset fans of the classics (and The Emperor's New Groove)".
- The icing on the cake? The description is "Disney fans, get ready to argue". They knew it was lazy flame bait and published it anyway.
- Captain Tedium: The College Humor video that I found extremely bad was "DuckTales Opening Gone Horribly Wrong". It basically starts the same way the traditional opening to this classic Disney cartoon goes, but things go downhill when they get to the part where Scrooge McDuck dives into his Money Bin. He ends up getting brutally injured and dies at the hospital, after which Huey, Dewey, and Louie end up in jail for causing a riot over Uncle Scrooge's death, are raped by the Beagle Boys, and are left to rot in jail by their uncle Donald, who is implied to commit suicide at the end of the video when he's unable to pay his bills. Having the Duck family torn apart by these tragedies just isn't funny.
- Zero Brina Fan: When DeceasedCrab basically told a commenter on one of his videos to choke himself to death. What was the commenter's crime? Mentioning a show DC didn't like. Up until I saw that comment, I was perfectly fine with the guy, even knowing all the Grammar Nazi crap he pulled, but after that I swore off his videos and only check his channel every few months to see if he's been banned yet. Honestly, Small Name, Big Ego doesn't even begin to cover him after that incident.
- deeman45 I didn't even give him that far of a chance. You mentioned that he's a Grammar Nazi? That's putting it lightly—he has banned people for misplacing commas! Frequently in comments that show support for him! I mean, I enjoy proper grammar as much as the next person, but pull the stick OUT of your ass, DeceasedCrab.
- ergeis: Oh boy, DeceasedCrab. I never liked him because he's like PewDiePie (who I'm sort of okay with, to be honest) but instead of the Pee Wee Herman personality, he has passive aggression. He even banned people for liking the Snake Eater theme. What is your problem, DeceasedCrab?
- Dan The Enigma: I got another one for Deceased Crab. About 5 years ago, 14-year-old me made a comment on one of his videos because, me being only 14, I figure I'd ask him an honest question about what he said because it sounded familiar to me and I didn't remember what it was originally from. Instead of giving me a straight answer like you'd expect, he absolutely snaps and tells me to kill myself for not knowing what he originally quoted came from. (For those wondering, it was the "But thou must" line from Dragon Warrior that I know now but not back then). But no, he decided to be a complete Jerkass for no reason. DeceasedCrab? More like DouchebagCrab.
- Gotgunpowder: The time he got incredibly offended over the Hand Of Fate Dealer making a fat joke (Referring to a ring that does something to your food and gold: "Fat and poor, an unusual combination"). I'd normally understand it (to a degree) but it was apparently so irredeemable that he outright banned people disagreeing with him, including long time, dedicated fans, and even boasted about this in the comments. Way to completely alienate your fanbase, Crab.
- eneuman96 Since I can't just call Racist Mario a Dethroning Animated Short of Suck and call it a day, I'll try to break down the points as to why it's utterly terrible. Let's see...the unfunny shoehorned reference to The Phantom Menace and the shoehorned Pokémon rape joke...thing that both come right the fuck out of nowhere. The unfunny random disgusting violence that has no point at all (it doesn't even manage to be Bloody Hilarious either; it's just more gross and a bad attempt to shock than anything). The unfunny lack of any real jokes. It certainly doesn't help that making a violent Mario spoof in this day and age is like beating a dead horse. Oh, and the fact that it blatantly displays censored nudity in its thumbnail as a cheap clickbait tactic, which is almost certainly the reason it got so many views. One last thing: how is Mario racist anyway? Given that he tries to kill literally everyone on the track and not just the non-Nintendo characters, Genocidal Mario would be a far more fitting title. Hell, the title sounds like it could have been about Mario becoming bitter and prejudiced towards non-Nintendo characters over the years for stealing his thunder instead of just a batshit insane psychopath in a kart, which would have made a far better short than this abomination. (EDIT: Looking back at this, I just realized that the "Racist" in the title is probably a pun on the fact that the characters are initially racing each other. Still doesn't change my opinion on everything else, though)
- Senor Cornholio: I have recently warmed up to Racist Mario due to the voice clips being used in some of SMG4's videos, but that doesn't change the fact that overall, this video is heavily flawed in more ways than one. I could go on about the unfunny jokes, the nonsensical plot, etc, but what I think makes the whole thing fall apart: the premise. Mario goes insane and starts killing everyone because of all the third-party characters in the current race. Why does this not work? Well firstly, because there has never been a third-party character in a main Mario Kart title. The DLC characters for Mario Kart 8 were all from other Nintendo franchises, and therefore first-party. Secondly, the characters themselves; Sonic may have been playable in several Sega-themed sports and racing titles, but the only time he crossed over with Nintendo itself was in Super Smash Bros.. And even then, Knuckles wasn't even playable so that's out. It's like some of these franchises were listed all because of their racing titles, Anakin and Crash's head also being standout examples. Thirdly, speaking of Sony, was there an alternate universe I'm not aware of where Sony and Nintendo crossed over and Sackboy and Kratos were put into karts? I'll admit that Kratos driving a tiny kart is a funny sight, but what's the point? Ironically, there's one crossover that I doubt Flashgitz even knows he got right, and that's Pac-Man's head on a spear, since he was playable in the Arcade GP games developed by Namco-Bandai. Other than that, the rest of the references are shallow at best and make absolutely no sense at worst. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm gonna go watch the version where all the violence is replaced with The Nutshack. It's somehow way better.
- Captain Tedium: The "TRANSformers" video had a lot of things about it that ticked me off, since it's basically about the Decepticons becoming social justice warriors to manipulate the Autobots into turning against and killing Optimus Prime, but the offending turd topping this excrement sundae was a very unfunny joke about Prowl being racist where he killed a black man on sight for no reason whatsoever.
I Hate Everything
- Awesomekid 42: I loved I Hate Everything's video on "I Hate Minions" but there's a part of the video that bugs me way more than it should. At one point of the video, he says "Usually it's to be expected that the annoying side character who's used for nothing but comic relief is limited to some extent". While saying this he shows several characters as examples. One of the characters he shown was Lisa Simpson. It gave the feeling that he never even watched the show given that she's arguably the third most focused on member of the family, many episodes focusing on her relationship with her family or her insecurities providing far more than only comic relief. I admit that there are plenty of reasons to find Lisa annoying, and this is just a minor thing that bugged me, but it felt like he just slapped a character as an example without knowing anything about her.
- Dr Zulu 2010 I recently watched I Hate Everything and I like his videos. But his "I Hate Aquaman" video rubbed me the wrong way. Not because he didn't like Aquaman but rather because he fell to the same problem that many people have seen Aquaman. Mainly that he's lame, can talk to fish and has a stupid costume. As someone who don't believe to the trope What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway? and does as much search about Aquaman I could even as a non-fan, I can say that Aquaman can be quite badass if done right (See his comics stories or some of the times in the DCAU) whose only problem is that he never escaped the stigma that the subpar Super Friends cartoon gave him. I love you man, but I have to side with Linkara on that subject.
- Tropers/Rossmallo : I Hate Everything 's "5 EPIC Ways To Be a YouTube Celebrity! ✔". It's bad enough that at a fair few times it's coming off as whining about the copyright issues he's going through. It's bad enough that he is so utterly openly hostile and confrontational to everything involved. It's bad enough that it's all said in such over the top smugness that it destroys his usual level headed tone. But no, what makes all of this utterly infuriating is "I hold nothing personally against any of the people mentioned, I guess". ....Yeah, no. He shows multiple examples of certain youtubers in the background, calls some out by name, and even insults one of the previously mentioned people in the outtro, after he's said this. While yes, some of the criticisms are valid, this whole bit at the end just makes it come off as "Fuck you, but not really." Either stand your ground and embrace the backlash or don't say it at all.
- TT 454: His video "I Hate YouTube Drama" made me finally give up on his steadily decaying, miserable channel. The whole video is a directionless, boring, insipid mess strongly lacking in insight regarding the topic he's trying to make a point about, and to add insult to the injury, there's even an entire pointless section where he for no reason phones up some chatline and attempts to have a conversation, and it goes nowhere. It's a complete and utter failure of a video and for me the final nail in the coffin. I was already losing interest in IHE's increasingly bitter videos for quite a while, but this video was such a mind-numbing snore-fest that it made me never want to go back to his channel.
- Butter: The "5 WORST fanbases" video. Due to the fact that there are so many terrible fanbases to choose from and so many things that need to be said, the video was basically guaranteed to be awesome, especially since IHE has a history of well-done rants on fans. And what does he do with this amazing concept, that was basically guarenteed to be awesome? He runs it in the ground.
First, he makes up three rules to judge how bad these fanbases are. Isn't the whole point of IHE that all his videos are based on his opinions and are not ment to be taken as objectively true or false statements, him trying to back up his placement is going against that and renders his defence of everything just being his opinion null and void, especially since rule #1 and #3 themselves boil down to "it's muh 'pinion". The second rule isn't really legit either. It defines two criterias, how much results you find for the fanbase at r34 and how quickly you cringe when you look at fanart on deviantart. Both criteria are arbitrary; how much results you find at r34 is directly proportional to the franchises popularity (IHE even points that out in the very first entry) and thus irrelevant to the fanbases quality (For example, by that logic Real Life has the worst fanbase somehow), and 'how quickly you cringe' is an extremely trite statement that doesn't really have any meaning.
His first entry are gamers, which is incredibly redundant because both Sonic the Hedgehog and Five Nights at Freddy's are video games and are also on the list. His reasons are also very hypocritical; he rants about how gamers will go out of their way to rant about things they know they won't like, just to belittle it, because that's the very thing his own channel is about. He also claims that they are 'entitled', which is a meaningless statement since this is one of those words that don't mean anything without context, context he never gives.
Number four is anime, and the very first thing he says about it is that he doesn't know anything about it. Great. He doesn't even bring up a point against the anime fandom. He just cracks a contextless joke about some guy called James and how James ruined his live. That's it. He also doesn't bring up his second rule again, he doesn't even lampshade it this time, he just drops it.
Number three is Sonic. Like the anime segment, it feels really rushed, but this time, instead of abandoning rule 2, the entire segment just consists of it. The segment goes like this: Here's the number of images Sonic has on r34, here the number on deviant art. These pictures are cringeworthy *shows pictures that are obvious jokes like a Shadow x Shrek pairing and a picture of a toilet looking like Sonic*
Number two are bronies. This is probably the least bad entry on his list, but that doesn't mean it's not flawed. His first complaint is that bronies are 'obsessed', which is another context- and meaningless statement. Another complaint is that there are costumes for it. So all popular media in existance, including Real Life suck, because there are costumes of their characters? He also uses rule 2 again, but it goes against his placement of this fandom. MLP has less results than Sonic. If the only somewhat objective rule states that the Sonic fandom is worse than the MLP one, why is MLP higher on the list?
Number one is FNaF. The first point of his is that people should shut up about it and there are too many videos one YouTube about it. IHE made multiple vidoes about it, talk about hypocricy. His next point is that people are playing it's creepyness down and thus going against the point of it bring a horror game. This is a phenomenon that is present in every media of the horror genre ever. It's a huge double standard to act like the flaws of an entire genre are caused by one fandom; why is it something unusual that most of FNaF-fan-media are not scary on their own, when the exact same thing is the case for things like Silent Hill, etc., you name it.
- Para Chomp: "Search for the Worst: Suicide Squad". I will not argue against negative criticism against Suicide Squad, it's justified. What I will argue against are the constant questioning of the existence of various characters. One can see them as IHE pointing out them being unnecessary for the film but when he compared Killer Croc to Gorilla Grodd, you could tell that either wasn't the case or he's being too vague with the intentions of his words. There is nothing wrong with either of them as characters in terms of premise, same can be said about Captain Boomerang and Katana. All four of these characters have proven their worth in other pieces of media. There are so many characters who use trick weapons for combat and Katana was as relevant as ever due to Beware the Batman. One of the film's problems are its many unnecessary characters but these characters have been well written in other media and have relevance to the source material which is something IHE doesn't acknowledge. I do realize that I am an IDIOT trying to win such an argument. This is someone who doesn't care about the history of comics nor their characters, only wants a good movie, and uses Aquaman and Kite Man as their Butt Monkey. Once again, the wound that the The Comics Code has left shows its ugly face proving that even the Darker and Edgier adaptions can't hide it.
- FromtheWordsofBR: I liked his Search for the Worst review of the Fred Movie Trilogy and even though the bit with his friend Ralphthemoviemaker was decent. However, around 30 minutes in, after snarking about a video where Lucas says he doesn't remember filming the "Fred vs. The Annoying Orange" video, he then says that's the result of blackouts and trying to repress memories. Then the video pauses for Ralph to make a really long and unnecessarily uncomfortable child molestation joke. It goes on for what feels like forever (it lasts a minute!!), it contradicts some of Alex's points regarding comedy (in that jokes need a punchline to be funny....this one doesn't, it's also very similar to a scene in the movie Alex also criticized for also being drawn-out), and worst of all, it's not funny, not even in the black sort of sense. I know Ralph's bit was produced by himself but there was no need for that joke and it soured the video a bit for me (still a damn good video either way, but good lord) due to how unnecessary and hypocritical it was.
- SWF Max: I respect Matthew Santoro and I like his videos, with the exception of 1 moment in his video "20 Haunting Halloween Facts": Matthew says, "Costumes were started by the ancient Celts that believed that spirits roamed the Earth on Halloween night, and began wearing them to avoid being recognized as a man or a woman. In fact, these people still exist today and are better known as Rocky Horror Picture Show fans." Then, a photo of a fan of that dressed androgynously shows up on the screen, with the word "Tranny" next to it. That's really disrespectful to transgenders, as it is a slur. I didn't mind him criticizing the way those fans dress, but making a transphobic comment is where Matthew crossed the line for me.
- CJ Croen 1393: In Matthew's "Top 10 Weirdest Dinosaurs You Never Knew Existed", he gets to Jeholopterus, which he mistakenly refers to as a dinosaur (I gave that a pass, since it's a common mistake), but then he calls it a "prehistoric equivalent to the vampire bat" that bit into bigger dinosaurs to suck their blood. That's right, he cited David Peters and his so-called "research". Come on, Matt! All the other prehistoric animals there were relatively accurate! And there are plenty of weird underrated pterosaurs you could have picked for that! What about Nyctosaurus and its freaky head-crest and nigh-inability to walk? Or Hatzegopteryx, the largest animal to ever fly that ate small animals for breakfast, lunch and dinner? Or Tupandactylus which...well, just look at it!
- Jetpack Percy: I saw a few reviews from this text-based web reviewer on Deviant ART, called Media Man, and one part was just so cruel, and so infuriating, I vowed not to watch him? What was it? Well, it was his Top 10 Worst Simpsons Episode List, specifically, his entry for "Boys of Bummer". Now, it wasn't a DMOS because he bashed an episode, a character, or the series as a whole. It was the entry where he says that Bart deserved the abuse, and "it makes this episode worth watching," claiming because that Bart was an ass in other episodes, he deserved to be rightfully bullied in this episode. As indicated by the DMOS page for The Simpsons, Bart was constantly bullied by the entire town, including encouragement to commit suicide near the end. All he did wrong in the episode was miss a fly ball. He didn't deserved to be bullied, no matter what Media Man says. He also says that the town helping Bart to regain his confidence, and not lock the entire city of Springfield into irredeemable territory, was selfish, mean-spirited and cruel to the other team (What, are they going to commit suicide for making a child you don't like feel better), and that Marge was in the wrong for chewing out the town. Well, if he thinks that 10-year-olds he doesn't like should be "rightfully" tortured to the point of committing suicide for screwing up only ONCE, then consider me out for watching him in the foreseen future.
- Go Go Riki: It gets better. In the comment section when someone disagreed with him about it and asked if his torment was justified, Media Man replied by basically saying that he didn't care if it was justified or not, he just liked seeing Bart get tormented because he hates him. He enjoys seeing a 10-year-old boy getting tortured to the point of trying to commit suicide, and calls him a loser for doing so. Wow.
- Ax Machina: Deleting my previous Media Man rage, I found some more dethroning moments under his belt. In two reviewsnote , our Caustic Critic says he doesn't like a child character because of him being bratty, or too smart for his own good. Now, this could have been something I could've said was a good point...right up until he had a "joke" where he killed one of the characters with a nuclear bomb, and another with a rocket launcher. And, to top it all of, in one of the comments calling him out on this, he claims that he's "unique" because of it, then tries to explain himself by saying it was his Author Avatar saying it and that it was supposed to be humorously exaggerated. Hey, Media Man. Remember how you said that Bart was evil because he's usually an asshole? How can you say that when you yourself joked about murdering children, and showed no regret, guilt or shame towards your actions because it was a "joke"?
- Bengson 26: Adding to his Bart Simpson hate rampage, he claims that the town didn't get him to commit suicide, but he's a "pathetic loser" who let it get to him, So he's the "loser" for getting bullied to the point of suicide, eh? I used to have a lot of respect for Media Man, but I think this has stained his image in my eyes.
Alright, Strider. Now it's our turn to criticize you. *Black Boo chirps* It's time to look at the worst moments of Phantom Strider's videos; as pleasant and generally upbeat of a reviewer as he is, even he isn't immune to criticisms and can pull out a polarizing moment from time to time. These moments might have him get a piece of information wrong. Or maybe his usual bias goes from understandable to Bias Steamroller levels. As always, if you happen to like the entries on this page, that's great! It's just our silly, personal opinions, so take these with a pinch of salt. Anyway, onto the countdown:
- Sugarp1e1: Phantom Strider (real name: Josh Strider) is a Caustic Critic from Australia who is often described as a less angry, more forgiving Mysterious Mr. Enter with better editing. Unlike most Caustic Critics however, he does almost all of his reviews in the form of lists. He's also pretty humble, admitting to being biased at times and making it clear in all of the intros to his videos that he's not a Fan Hater (As you can see in the flavor text). But the former didn't become more blatantly obvious than in his Top 10 Worst Cartoon Remakes list. It was pretty good for the most part. There's just three things I didn't like and/or understand. 1) I'm confused as to how the Powerpuff Girls reboot wasn't at #10 considering he was the least critical of it compared to the others on the list. 2) I didn't really understand the Take That against the trailer for the new Ghostbusters movie. I know that the all-female cast didn't get a very warm welcome, but if there's one thing I know, it's that trailers can't be trusted. You don't know if the movie gonna be good regardless of the cast or not. But the D Mo S for me is his #1 pick: every single Scooby-Doo remake in existence! Look, I don't care if he doesn't like Scooby-Doo; that's his opinion. But his reason behind his #1 pick shows just how biased he can be. Strider's criticisms about Scooby-Doo are legitimate, if debatable (he found the show formulaic, boring and "nothing special"), but his only criticism about all of the remakes that followed was basically "The original was never any good to begin with, so the franchise should have died years ago!" In his defense, if I remember correctly, I think he did mention at some point that he doesn't feel like any of the remakes added anything new or interesting to the series. But even if he did, it was completely overshadowed by his rant about how annoyed he is that the franchise is still going after 40 years despite the original's lack of appeal to him. I totally understand where he's coming from; I get pretty surprised myself when I find out something that came out when I was a kid is still going on to this day, especially if it's a show I don't like. But I wouldn't be so annoyed as to place the entire franchise at #1 on a Worst Remakes list and bash it simply because of it's lifespan and the quality of the original alone. Not to mention that he seems to think that Mystery Incorporated is, like the other remakes he mentions, exactly the same as the original. Oh, and Strider seemed to had Taken A Level In Jerkass for this entry. Usually, he just expresses his distaste in a professional and witty manner like the classy Deadpan Snarker he is. Here it sounds more like he's trying to rally all of his viewers against the franchise, what with him having the gall to assume that nobody actively watches Scooby-Doo anyway, asking "Has any kid ever sat down and said, 'Oh, look! Scooby-Doo is on!'?", and claiming that kids only watch it when there's nothing better to watch. Excuse me Strider, but I watched both What's New, Scooby-Doo? and Mystery Incorporated regularly when I was a kid and loved them. Again, this is coming from a guy who claims to be fine with people liking something he doesn't. This assumption is not only hypocritical and insulting, it makes no sense. If a series has been remade over 19 times, then it must have some sort of fanbase otherwise it wouldn't have been remade even once! Even worse? In his Top 10 Best Disney Movies list, he references the angry comments he got from this in a gag where he calmly says "Scooby-Doo kinda... sucks?" before being pelted by tomatoes. As if he was being totally reasonable with his decision and the viewers were the ones being ridiculous! Can someone please remind him that he specifically described his #2 pick, Yo Yogi, as "the devil's anus of bad"? If he thinks the entire Scooby-Doo franchise is even worse than Yo Yogi, then "it kinda sucks" isn't even close to what he was saying. Not only that, but judging by Strider's comment about Scooby-Doo in his Top 10 Worst Cartoon Live Action Remakes list, he seems to think that the only people who are mad at him for this are the Scooby-Doo fans. Implying that he genuinely believes that all of those angry comments were from the Fan Dumb as opposed to some belonging to those who saw just how biased he was being. I was so disappointed with him, I couldn't bring myself to listen to him re-explain why he hates Scooby Doo in his Top 5 Cartoons I hate that Everyone Likes list and skipped over it. (But judging by his added comment of "Forever" in the entry title, he was trying to justify cramming the entire franchise on the top spot of his Worst Remakes list). I don't believe in Unsubscribing, so I'll continue to watch his videos. But you'd think somebody who claims to enjoy engaging in intelligent conversation would have a better reason for his #1 pick than "there's too many remakes".
- Senor Cornholio: I second that, though I'm a little more critical on this video. I have more problems in mind, such as Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog actually being considered a remake for this list despite being the first Sonic the Hedgehog cartoon ever aired (though I do appreciate him not blindly bashing Sonic Underground like most tend to do), and calling Extreme Ghostbusters a remake when it's a continuation of the original The Real Ghostbusters with clear ties to its predecessor. And apparently, I am not alone in thinking this. Aside from that, most of the other entries were understandable, then the Scooby-Doo entry comes up and my eyes light up in confusion for all the reasons listed above. Even as a person who also isn't the biggest fan of Scooby-Doo, I can say this was a dumb choice. Rebel Taxi might have also put the entire franchise on his list of worst remakes because he also wanted it to just die already, but at least he didn't put it at numero freaking uno (Plus, it was Played for Laughs). Seriously, to put this over the likes of Teen Titans Go! and Yo Yogi is mind-boggling to say the least, since TTG at its worst actually goes out of its way to insult its own critics and Yo Yogi was one of the most 90's-pandering shows of all time. Not even the worst of Scooby-Doo is that bad; at worst it gets stale and repetitive like he says, which would be a good reason to put at least some entries in the franchise on this list, but nowhere near #1. What's more is that he barely mentions most of them aside from the infamous terror of Shaggy and Scooby-Doo Get a Clue and the divisive series that is Be Cool, Scooby-Doo as if he hardly saw any of the other shows. I'd have appreciated it if he said "not all of these are bad, mind you, but the majority tend to be mediocre at best", but he didn't; instead he goes through a long laundry list of "remakes" that aren't even listed in how bad they are. So now, we have to assume that he blindly hates the earlier direct to video movies and Scooby-Doo: Mystery Incorporated, which are considered silver linings in the franchise; also very easy to do as Mystery Incorporated was included in the rundown (quick update: as of his "Top 5 Cartoons I hate that Everyone Likes" list, he has watched Mystery Inc. and found it refreshing; strike off for that one). I do like Phantom Strider's videos most of the time, but this was quite the big stinker for him. And I sincerely pray it does not occur again.
- shonengirl: Third. This is hands down, the worst thing in the history of his channel. Two things I absolutely hate are when reviewers seem to know little about what they're talking about, and when they lump things of varying quality into one mass and declare them all bad/judge them all solely on the quality of some of them or an unfortunate Dork Age. Basically, I despise Critical Research Failure... And him putting every single Scooby-Doo reboot on that list just screamed both of these things. Okay Strider, what about the Tom and Jerry, Ninja Turtles, anything Mickey Mouse related, and Looney Toons reboots, are they bad too because their franchises have been around for a long time and have truckloads of reboots? No? Actually, what about Tom and Jerry? It's also a Hanna-Barbera franchise that has been around forever, if not even longer than Scooby-Doo, but he conveniently forgets that, doesn't he? There are many Long-Runners that continue to be loved to this day, so by this logic they're all bad simply because they've been around to see the civil rights movement... Sure, Strider, sure. Mystery Incorporated was actually pretty solid and had deviated quite a bit from the normal episodic format, not to mention the series fills in a western animation niche that doesn't get filled often in the modern day, the genre of mystery. The only other modern cartoon in this genre I can think of is Gravity Falls, which ended, while Scooby-Doo will continue filling this niche with a fresh new take every time. Oh yeah, what about counting movies as reboots? ...Huh?! I've disagreed with him before, sure, but respected his opinion because he's a genuinely nice person and entertaining on top of it; this was the only time I ever cringed at this guy's content ever. I'm not even a huge fan of Scooby-Doo, but this was just bad! It just really reminds me of those people who think Pokémon is a series consisting of the same game released over and over again, or whining that Nintendo has no innovation despite many of their franchises evolving over the years. To make it worse, I criticised him for this, and if I didn't accidentally delete it, he apparently removed my comment. Come on, Strider, I expect more from you! Oh yeah, and how the hell is Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog a reboot?! Shouldn't video game adaptations have a list of their own?
From entries that have about as much research in them as the Jimmy McPerson essay to jokes that would make Seth Mc Farlane shake his head, we count down the worst Planet Dolan moments of all time.
- Drbazooka: Normally I like Planet Dolan. I find his top lists to be among the better lists on youtube. Except in one instance during his Top Ten worst video game cliches list. Now the list itself was mostly fine although it did contain many cliches not exclusive to gaming, but my DMoS comes not from the video itself, but the thumbnail. The thumbnail contained an image of Chica the Chicken from FiveNightsAtFreddys with white bold text saying "Jumpscares!" Not only was Fnaf not mentioned at all in the video, but jumpscares weren't either. Worse still this caused a flame war in the comments section and made the video feel like click bait to me. I felt conned after watching and it has somewhat soured my opinion of him, at least big LPers who are often accused of click bait actually show what's in the title of the video!
- RolentosRightHandMan: For me, it's #15 on his 15 Most Embarrassing Moments in Gaming Ever list, where he compares the petition to change Mass Effect 3's ending to "an embarrassing tantrum". I don't really care much about ME3's ending controversy, but to say those who want better story are whiners is just uncalled for. I'm willing to move on and keep watching, but I didn't watch PD so Dolan could shove his opinion down my throat and insult others.
- supernintendo128: Danger Dolan was always accused of luring in viewers with clickbait ever since he re-branded the channel as "Planet Dolan" but never has it been so blatant until his "10 Hidden Gaming Development Secrets" video when he put a picture of Princess Peach lifting up her skirt on the thumbnail which clearly has absolutely nothing to do with the video. Seriously Dolan, please don't throw away your integrity and dignity for a few extra clicks.
- supernintendo128: ProtoMario is a YouTube commentator who talks about current events in gaming and for a while I was a fan of him until I saw this rant of the Nintendo 2015 Digital Event where he reached Mysterious Mr. Enter levels of rage, only even more irrational. The video is full of Critical Research Failure (like not understanding why there are Muppet skits in between the announcements when the biggest announcement in the event is Star Fox Zero, a new game in a series inspired by Thunderbirds a british puppet TV show) and expecting too much out of the company (complaining about the fact that no new Donkey Kong Country or Kirby games were announced when Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze came out a year ago and Kirby and the Rainbow Curse came out a mere 5 months ago) but the stupidest part of the entire video is when he acts like Star Fox Zero was the only game announced for the Wii U, nevermind that like 6 other games are coming out for it soon, and claims that Wii U owners have nothing to play this year due to the apparent lack of new games announced, while treating replaying older games for the system as a bad thing and uses the tired "Wii U has no games" argument, when at this point, there are plenty of games for the system. The reason behind these stupid accusions is that he admits that he did not watch the entire Digial Event before making this video, only seeing bits and pieces of it. One of the biggest mistakes a commentator can make is see bits and pieces of the thing they are commentating on and assume that they know what they are talking about. After this video, I unsubscribed to him and never looked back.
- Sammettik: The video alone disgusted me immensely, but the utter low point was his Ad Hominem responses to zedersteel's well written rebuttal, which boiled down to "There was a single flaw in your comment, therefore your entire argument is invalid" and "I have more subscribers than you, so that means I'm right".
- FromtheWordsofBR: For me, it's when Proto told commentator Kayden Marx, who is in a financial rut and has started a GoFundMe to have fans donate money for his insurance, that he deserved to be in said rut. And then he had his fans raid youngbloodfantasy91's commentary on him and bring the video to an insane and undeserved amount of dislikes. All because Kayden made a commentary on him that actually makes decent points. What. Given that I'm barely familiar with Proto's work, talk about a good first impression.
- Bengson 26: ScrewAttack's Top 5 Free-To-Play Games has this moment. Here, Nick says that in Team Fortress 2 (I'm really talking about TF2 a lot here, huh?), weapons with real advantages are locked behind a paywall. This just reeks with Critical Research Failure. First off, while admittedly there is a massive market for weapons in TF2, you could get weapons at random via a drop system. Second, none of the weapons have real advantages since they're sidegrades. Screwattack, there's a rule whenever you make Top 10 lists. It's called do your fucking research!
- Sugarp1e1: I didn't appreciate the seventh entry of ScrewAttack's Top 10 Worst Cartoons Based on Video Games list; BlazBlue: Alter Memory. It's not the fact that Nervous Nick doesn't like BlazBlue that's the problem (I've never even played the game or watched the anime). As with my Phantom Strider entry above, my problem with this list is his reason for putting it on the list as well as his elitist attitude about the whole thing. He starts the entry off by making it clear that he doesn't like the game's world or story, having a very Play the Game, Skip the Story attitude about it. Okay, fine. But judging by the clips of the anime he used, Alter Memory is actually a pretty faithful adaptation. So why is it bad according to Nick? Because it's a faithful adaptation of a game he never liked to begin with. His bias behind this is clear, what with him spending the entire entry summarizing the story in way that makes it sound even more confusing than it really is (instead of just explaining why he finds it confusing) and ending the entry with him absolutely losing his shit over how much he hates BlazBlue's story (especially the whole Stable Time Loop plot point), claiming "I see BlazBlue for what it really is! It's a mess! I hate it! That's why it's #7." Um, Nick? Are you implying that the people who do like the story are idiotic sheep? To me, it sounds like he's genuinely proclaiming himself to be better than the fans because he can't get past the story. Don't get me wrong; I totally agree that the Stable Time Loop is confusing, especially at the end when the cycle is finally broken, but I wouldn't yell at my audience that "The story sucks!" in a way that suggests my subjective opinion is objective fact. And considering how he goes from screaming his lungs out to calmly moving on to #6, it was Played for Laughs. You probably also noticed that this DMOS sounds more like I'm talking about the game and not the anime. Nick's tirade was the same way. On top of all that, #7 was the only entry on the list that wasn't an adaptation of a game he liked. If he never liked BlazBlue to begin with, then he's in no position to tell us that Alter Memory is a bad adaptation just because it's faithful to the source material.
- keybladeoverlord: In addition to the above statement about this list, I was displeased with how Nervous Nick put not one, but TWO of the Sonic the Hedgehog cartoons on the list. First off, while the two shows in question, Sonic Underground at #8 and The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog at #3, may not be as great as Sonic SATAM, they still have their fanbases, but it was nothing but nitpicking to an absurd degree, especially when he mentioned the shows' giving Sonic a Trademark Favorite Food which eventually became canon to the games. While I admit both shows had flaws to them, they were still some fun little experiences to watch. I wouldn't be so mad about it if he had stuck to the rule that so many other countdown makers have taken to heart these days, which is the One Entry Per Franchise rule. I also really didn't like his bashing of the Donkey Kong Country cartoon, where any legitimate complaints about the show were drowned out by pointless bitching about things like the show having songs, many of which are liked by a LOT of people and gives the show some of its charm.
- The Farmboy: Arin's Sequelitis video where he criticizes Ocarina of Time as he favoured A Link to the Past. Much of the points were pretty weak (the text's speed in Ocarina is "slow" despite you could press A to just display the full text for one.) The moment I wish to bring up is his rant against Skyward Sword. I like the game, but I could understand why people dislike it. However the reason I hate that moment is because it's irrelevant and unnecessary to what the video was about, as it went on a tangent for him to say why he hates the game so much. And on a side note, ironic since he claimed that everything is handed to you in Skyward Sword, however when he brought up A Link Between Worlds, he said it's alright even though you can purchase all of the dungeon items if you grind for rupees. If he wanted to make a video on why he hates Skyward Sword, he could've done so. Rather than having it seep through this one. To put it bluntly, the video was bloody weak.
- shonengirl: Seconded. This was my first exposure to Egoraptor, and it wasn't a good one. What annoyed me throughout the whole video was that not only did he have to be an extreme Jerk Ass about his views, but had such a blatant Bias Steamroller it was infuriating, despite claiming at the start of the review that he was going to be "objective", making it seem like his opinion is objective fact. He talked as if the first Zelda was this perfect, flawless game fit for everyone, declaring that was what Zelda games "should" be. Yet he wasn't as harsh toward Link to the Past despite being arguably more linear than Skyward Sword would ever be. He blamed Oo T fanboys for being nostalgia-blind when he is probably worse when it comes to the original, and refuses to accept that some people might actually like a more user-friendly style of gameplay and like, you know, an actual plot and character development. The aforementioned rant was where it all culminated, at the same time he was at his most obnoxious, meanspirited and most irrelevant, showing all his hypocrisy, It's All About Me mentality, and weak arguments before this point (which mostly boiled down to They Changed It, Now It Sucks) building up in this giant mess of an Author Filibuster. I haven't played a Zelda game before and still he just ticked me off through the whole thing. The last comment at the end did nothing to negate how immature he had been in presenting his arguments, and I believe he is no better than that fanboy at the start of his video. He is just like those Genwunners who declare anything not Gen one of Pokemon bad. He is just as bad as those Sonic fanbrats who complain about the smallest detail. He is no better than any other raging nostalgia-blind fanboy who thinks everything should be done how he wants it. It's fine he is presenting his opinions, I get that. But he didn't have to be so darn obnoxious and hypocritical about it. It just makes me wonder how this manchild became so popular. (Then again, considering hardcore gamers, maybe I shouldn't be surprised)
- Catmuto: Third one to agree. That was a horrible Sequelitis video and I had difficulty finishing it, simply because he kept getting off-track and ranting at Skyward Sword. Instead of focusing on what the video was supposed to be about - comparing A Link To The Past and Ocarina Of Time - he decided to stop and focus on ranting and raving about Skyward Sword which had absolutely no place in the video. It was not part of the topic of the video, nor was the title somehow indicative of it being a three of those three Zelda games. If Arin did not enjoy Skyward Sword, that's quite alright. And if he honestly wanted to voice all his disappointment or anger at what he conceived as the problems in that game, that would've had been alright, too - had he done so in a separate video, entirely devoted to said topic. I honestly thought that Arin was a decent person, able to focus on his work and to separate his personal opinion and a more objective view on matters. This video proved that he couldn't do that. Much of a fan I am of Skyward Sword, even if I was not a fan, his repeated insistence on stopping the topic of his actual video to ran about something that has no damn reason to be there, would have pissed me off nonetheless. And I personally felt like he didn't even compare A Link To The Past and Ocarina Of Time all that well, either.
- Senor Cornholio: Fourthed. I'm honestly the first troper on this segment to have enjoyed this video for the most part, with things like bomb bowling and calling out the Gorons for being such picky eaters being highlights. However, I will admit it had some serious flaws: the points he made were more YMMV than actual bad game design, his jabs at Skyward Sword were unneeded and deviated from the rest of the video entirely, and he said twice that Impa was the one that gave you the letter instead of Zelda. However, those aren't my main gripes. See, I could understand talking about Skyward Sword and using Ocarina of Time as a way to show how the ideas adopted in that game ended up forming this "spoiled rich kid" in the series. That's fine...then along comes the part where he talks about A Link Between Worlds. He goes to countless lengths praising how greatly implemented its mechanics were, while taking extra shots at Skyward Sword and Twilight Princess. Hey guys, did you know!? Egoraptor doesn't like 3D Zeldas! I just thought he didn't hammer it into your heads enough! And what's more is that, just like his gripes with Skyward Sword, they were really not needed at all. Yes, the Spinner was hardly ever used, and the Magic Armor was a terrible, terrible item, but did he really need to mention that? It feels more like this segment existed to toot Arin's own horn and complain about more 3D mechanics, and it also felt shoehorned in due to Arin playing the game and liking it. I love most of Arin's work, I enjoy him as a creator, and I know he's a good person in real life, but this was just a dumb moment in an already polarizing review.
- Peridonyx: After seeing the teaser for Silly Filly Studios's Fall of the Crystal Empire, I was hyped, especially since King Sombra's one of my favorite villains. However, the final product ended up dashing that excitement via some pretty lazy writing. For starters, the canon Sombra? A distinguishably Crazy-Prepared No-Nonsense Nemesis. The SFS version? A chronic Villain Ball-holder with glaring Suicidal Overconfidence. Even worse, his out-of-nowhere Badass Decay at the end when Nightmare Moon suddenly emerges from Princess Luna, invokes an Eviler Than Thou Curb-Stomp Battle on him (even though he's portrayed both in canon and here as too powerful for even an individual Alicorn, thus explaining the good guys' need for an Amplifier Artifact like the Crystal Heart), reduces him to an Ain't Too Proud to Beg wreck (in contrast to the canon version's Defiant to the End reaction pre-defeat), and — in such a blatant and pointless Ass Pull — is revealed as the real one responsible for the Empire's disappearance for 1,000 years (Remember the canon Sombra demonstrating such powerful magic and devious pragmatism via his Dead Man Switch curse on the whole Empire? Nope, turns out it was just a For the Evulz moment by the Informed Ability-invoking Starter Villain of the series pilot all along!). While I still like a lot of SFS's other works, it's like they exclusively focused all their efforts on this one's action while just hurriedly trying to give it as much of an Excuse Plot as possible.
- Jonn: anachronauts arc 3, fs03. The female elf Nel was rescued by and fell in love with space-girl Una, who is straight. Okay, plenty of healthy relationships have grown out of a Rescue Romance. She doesn't tell her. Okay, that's reasonable. Nel decides to devote her life to being Una's best friend. Um, what? Nel never gets any significant characterization, background, or personality traits other than being in love with Una. Hmm. Nel is tempted by a genie to kill one of the other Anachronauts in order to have Una. She refuses, saying that she'd rather have Una naturally. You go, girl. And then in fs03, Una gets her hands on the sense-recording earrings Nel has been wearing since the beginning of the arc, and is able to effectively be Nel as she talked to the Genie, including her declaration of love. She re-evaluates her interactions with Nel, and then instantly realizes she loves her. Please note that Una has been exclusively heterosexual up to this point, and realizing she likes girls in general and loves Nel in particular is portrayed as basically flipping a switch. Oh, and the author pretty clearly has a fetish for lesbians, as it popped up in his earlier Sailor Nothing, and in an aside in arc 2. Their friendship is written as exactly that; a friendship, with no romantic or sexual tension. Compared to the other romances in the series, which are written much more organically, it seems more like a Strangled by the Red String Romantic Plot Tumor than an actual romance. Nel and Una are given some "private time" at the end of that chapter, which would be ideal for showing their conversation before the inevitable sex and underlining the fact that they actually do have feelings for each other, except we never get to see it. Did I mention that there had been no other significant LGBT characters in the series up to that point? Yes, that's right, the only known homosexual is there for solely for the purpose of Fetish Fuel. It's kinda creepy, and I couldn't read the series after that.
- JHN: I'm not really speaking for myself, but for The Escapist. Game Dogs, a Work Com about 3 dogs who work in a gaming company, had a Tonight, Someone Dies event. In the episode, 2 side characters kill off the female lead, with jokes centered around where it was legal to kill her or not. The fanbase felt that playing death for laughs & the amount of gore featured felt unpleasant, even for those who enjoy Black Comedy. In The Stinger, Roger - The Smart Guy, kills himself because he felt unhappy being in company, no signs of it before, causing Fridge Logic. Note, that the characters were somewhat well liked, compared to the main character, Chet, who was condsidered The Scrappy (no pun intended). Saying it was not funny would be a understatement, even offending those who liked the Good Troi Episode, "Knives-R-Us".
- Tropers/ilovedededeAGAIN: If one DMOS had to come out in Super Mario Bros. Z, then that would be definitely the scene in Episode 7 where Mario and Sonic are warped to the Minus World. It starts fine enough until Kolorado and Goombella appear out of nowhere and sass up the scene. The icing on the cake though is when Goombella becomes very sassy about fighting Mecha Sonic. Alvin Earthworm would have known to do better if his fans complained.
- MeerkatMario: If there was one Supermarioglitchy4s Super Mario 64 Bloopers episode which had to be an entire DMoS for me, it has to be "The Idea Block". Mostly not because of the plot or story elements or whatsoever, but because of how bad the editing was. Brief graphical tint changes in the background and the characters, Sony Vegas text presets being overused, stretched Garry's Mod clips, that was how bad I considered the editing to be. And not just that, but the angry mob, too. Seriously, I consider this the worst SMG4 video I ever saw. At least "Castle Royale", which was the following video, was better. Because if it wasn't, then I would've unsubscribed SMG4.
- The Tundra Terror: I used to have high regards for xRazorFistx's, a.k.a. The Rageaholic's, reviews, however, his retrospective of the Star Fox series let a bad taste in my mouth. About three-quarters into the review, he basically seems to drop everything to rage on about how all "furverts" are animal rapists, because that joke isn't old, and how they are all scum of the earth. Not only is the whole thing awkward to sit through, like one of your grandfather's racist rambling, it was completely unneeded, came out of nowhere, and had nothing funny to say.
- GAP: I also like Razorfist's reviews but I notice that Razorfist really hates the Metal Gear franchise. In his "Metal Gear Flaccid" vlog video video where he explains his thoughts on the MGS games, he mentions how Metal Gear is singlehandlely responsible for some of the worst trends in gaming despite other games that do even worse things than MGS. I acknowledge that Razorfist is critical of Metal Gear and he does have very solid points but it seems as though that he makes Kojima out to be some blithering failure who couldn't make a good game if he tried. Kojima may not be the best of writers but the Metal Gear games are really good games and it isn't as though Metal Gear is the only offender of all the things that he lobbied against.
- Mosquito Man: An example from Retsupurae, the poor quality Star Fox 64 video. Proteus starts bragging about how he's willing to pick on the player even though they're very young. The quality of their LP is bad, but it's still a bit harsh. slowbeef even considers that video an Old Shame of sorts.
- theenglishman: I know this will be an unpopular opinion, but to me, Character Assassination: Authorized represents the absolute nadir of the channel, and is still their only wrongpurae I can't endure in full. slowbeef's, well, beef with Metroid: Other M is not undeserved, and while his rants about the game in his Let's Play of Metroid Prime 3: Corruption were lengthy, passionate and vicious, it could be chalked up to knee-jerk outrage because he had just finished Other M before starting his playthrough of Prime 3. But seeing slowbeef going on a very personal rant against Fallen Creator Yoshio Sakamoto for two hours a full year after having last played Other M was not so endearing, showcasing the worst traits of Retsupurae's early work back when they would attack L Pers directly. The few jokes that manage to work (mostly courtesy of Diabetus) have no impact because slowbeef just will not shut up about his hate-boner for Sakamoto, no matter how much the man deserves it. When we already have Mat, Pat and Woolie's excellent (and much funnier) video series covering the exact same points about Other M's Bad Writing and Unfortunate Implications, without once referring to Sakamoto as a functional illiterate, this video has no reason to exist.
- cookieman: We have Nyan Cat as fanart, crossovers (with such series as Mario Kart, Robot Unicorn Attack, and shirts and such). However, when you start to crossover something with 9/11, then you know there's something wrong. (View at your own risk)
- Bengson26: To put the icing on this vomit-inducing cake, the image was posted exactly on the 10th anniversary of 9/11. To think this was okay to post at the time is downright sickening. I know the purpose was to pay tribute to the victims of the attacks, but this is the wrong way to do it.
- Lhipenwhe: Two incidents that soured me on the Whateley Universe; one incident where the rape of a villain was/could be seen by the protagonists and readers as 'just desserts', and the flat-out rape and forceful mutation by a story character. Rape can be a hard topic to cover, but in these instances it completely wrecked whatever enjoyment I took from the stories.
- Catmuto: With Faulerro's DRAT, I overall enjoyed the few episodes he brought out to date. They made fun of the game and even pointed out things that always bothered me, and also gave the characters alterations or emphasis on their personalities. My DMoS, though, is in Episode 4 when the subject of Fujisaki Chihiro's gender is brought up. Monokuma holds up a sign that says that it will not be further discussed, as Tumblr would get angry at the creator. This could count as a DMoS to every person on Tumblr who would actually begin to rage at the topic mentioned in the spoiler, but the fact that Faulerro's videos have repeatedly put emphasis on this, bugs me. It never was much of a question to begin with (those who claim otherwise would mostly fall under the Misaimed Fandom side) and his emphasizing like he cares a lot what Tumblr people say comes across as him trying way too hard to be 'politically correct' on this subject matter, including the insistence on referring to the character as 'they' instead of gender-pronouns post-revelation.
- InTheGallbladder: I pretty much had a falling out with Your Dungeon, My Dragon which, up until then, had been a pretty good series, when they decided, right out of nowhere, that the last third of episode four was going to be a lengthy advert for the Toyota Yaris (their most outspoken sponsor).note Up until that point, I had no issue with the Yaris ads, (bonus points for them being embedded in the videoss themselves and thus easy to skip) but this pretty much destroyed my respect for Adam de la Peña.
- Robbie: Anime World Order, Episode 85. During Daryl's review of Violence Jack, Daryl mentions the explicit, grotesque rape sequences in the Evil Town OVA, and promptly suggests that these scenes are tailored to the Japanese libido. "Japanese men can't get it up unless you've got like a loaded pistol in the girl's mouth being like 'shut the fuck up and enjoy this bitch' as they plead for their life, and blood gushes forth from their crotch because it's more Moe when you get to bust the hymen..." He goes on to suggest that things like this is why Japanese women are supposedly more interested in foreigners than native Japanese. Even as a sarcastic joke, it is still horribly racist to paint the Japanese as a nation of rapists and freaks because of anime like Violence Jack, and it stains the reputation of the most prominent podcast on the subject of Japanese animation. Reviewing anime in a humorous fashion certainly works, but mocking Japanese culture because you don't like certain nasty anime slams the not funny button so hard it cracks in half.
- Renelia: Ghost of True Capitalist's 10/13/2011 Radio Graffiti segment stuck out as the lowest point of the show. (Radio Graffiti is a segment where people can actually participate in the broadcast if they're phoned in) It started off promising, but it got much worse as it went on. Not one cans.wav, not one funny moment from the callers. The host was so disgusted that he played a random "fruitbowl" music that was never mentioned again for that episode. He ended up leaving early because of it and as a result, he didn't do another show for five days. It was that bad.
- fluffything: Normally, I enjoy the Spill crew and their film reviews. Well, I decided to check out a spin-off series they had called "Happy Hour", which is basically an LP series. Fair enough. But, the DMOS came in when one of the commenters stated that Mario Party 9 was (paraphrased) "One of those games where you just have to push a button that you play while wearing a helmet that your mom makes you wear all the time so you don't get hurt". Let that sink in a moment. They were pretty much implying that only mentally challenged people enjoy ''Mario Party'' games. Not only is this an insult to people in general who like/play the Mario Party games (The Runaway Guys, anyone?), but it's also an insult to people of various mental disability as well.
- King Cr Inu Yasha: Punk '77's view on rock history was too much of a Bias Steamroller for me, reeking of the tired arguments critics have been using since the late 1960s, but things went from biased to just plain stupid in the segment for the Beatles, specifically the last quarter. The writer, to borrow a quote from Linkara, "goes beyond the realm of good taste and into something that is just vile", where he basically concludes that the ultimate legacy of the Fab Four's psychedelic period was inspiring Charles Manson to mastermind the Tate-LaBianca murders and inspiring people to commit such crimes is all the music has going for it, even going as far as saying "That's reality and reality hurts!". To which I respond: "Punk '77, you are a fucking idiot!" There are people in this world who had no connection with the psychedelic movement and had no interest in fairy-tale flavored stuff at all, yet they still turned out to be as much of a murderous asshole as Manson. This is the kind of stunt Jack Thompson would have pulled whenever a person who liked video games went on a killing spree, and for the cherry on this shit sundae, the writer includes a brief epilogue about fan reactions, some of which included death threats. Granted, threatening to kill someone is the last thing you want to do in response to something you don't like, but I can't help but feel that the epilogue is the result of him knowing that the more idiotic section of the fanbase would respond to his article and using those responses to validate his claim that all Beatle fans are psychopaths; he even brings up the fuckhead who killed John Lennon just to nail the point home! To all the Punk '77s in the world, I say this: There's being a realist, and then there's being a self-righteous tight-ass, and if stuff like Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band really is the worst thing to happen in your life, then your life is probably much better than you're letting on.
- Thetundraterror: I used to be a big fan of Alpha Omega Sin until one of his recent videos. In it, he calls someone greedy for selling a old NES game for $50k, which would be fine... if said game was not the only existing copy of a beta for Final Fantasy II. People were quick to point out that since that game is, basically, a piece of gaming history and the only one of its kind, said seller can charge whatever he wants, and, unlike the Mother games, this is the only copy of a game that exists. Soon enough, AOS actually disabled that rating to said video because people were disagreeing with him. News flash! You do not disable rating because people start disagreeing with you! That is one of the most cowardly acts you can do! But it gets worse... When yours truly pointed out said act and how it petty it was, it resulted in me being blocked from commenting on his channel. Seriously. Well, good to know how much of a butthurt little cry baby you are, AOS.
- fairygirl567: That's incredibly hypocritical because in another one of his videos he attacked Fine Bros for deleting any negative comments after the whole React World debacle and encouraged people to keep unsubbing them, yet he clearly shows he can't take critism himself and blocks people. Say what you want about Fine Bros, but I'm pretty sure they didn't block people who critized them. No seriously, why didn't he just issue a follow-up video apologizing for hastily judging the seller and after thinking it over, he understands why the guy might sell something that is a rare gaming item. That is butthurt to the extreme and it's sad seeing it come from someone like him.
- fluffything: I like raocow. I find his videos, for the most part, to be very amusing to watch. But, and I may be in the minority here, I find the whole "Raocow dies a lot and gets angry" segment of The Second Reality Project (the 48th part of the LP to be specific) to be a DMOS. Maybe it's just me, but, I don't like seeing "Frustrated and angry Raocow". To me, it's just not funny or entertaining. Sure, it may work for other Let's Players. But, Raocow's appeal is that he says hilariously nonsensical things while playing video games. Not that he gets angry while playing a very difficult part of a rom hack.
- Some New Guy: While the Two Best Friends Play The Walking Dead LP was overall pretty good (giving us such gems like the Shame Car), I have to take issue with their treatment of Kenny, specifically how their hate for him ends up being due to Larry's death. Look, I'll be the first to admit that there are many reasons not to like Kenny, but Larry was the epitome of Asshole Victim and was clearly already dead anyway, so seeing this as the main reason for them hating Kenny just came off as silly to me.
- Calamity 2007: Their Friday Night Fisticuffs episode of Arcana Heart 3: Love MAX!!! left a bad taste in my mouth. Yes, having a fighting game full of Moe girls which sometimes are played for Fanservice can be an Audience-Alienating Premise, but as the briefly said in the beginning of the video: the game has many unique mechanics that other fighting games don't. Do they explore those? Hell no! Instead we get 30 minutes of "Ugh these are creepy pedo characters, I'm going to go to jail for playing this!" It gets old really fast and really doesn't help convince others that this game has more to it. Not only was the video shorter than other Fisticuffs videos, they were eager to end it as soon as possible. If your going to bother putting something as a Friday Night Fisticuffs video, where good quality fighting games are played. Enjoy it and talk about it as such. Not doing a single joke for half an hour. Leave that for the Saturday Morning Scrublords videos where we know that you are just going to talk shit all video.
- Fluffything: For me, it was their crossover LP in which they play the Dinotopia video game with the Game Grumps. Now, the video starts out fine with them joking about how the premise of the game is so wildly different from the books' message (IE: The game uses combat in what's supposed to be a peaceful utopia) and whatnot. I was actually enjoying how well Mat's, Woolie's, Arin's, and Dan's senses of humor worked with one another. But, oh boy, did the DMOS come crashing in to ruin it. And, what was that moment? Once again, Mat has to bring up the whole "Feathered Dinosaurs VS Non-Feathered Dinosaurs" debate once again. It's nothing short of aggravating. The whole thing is just the same whiny complaint he had back in the "Jurassic Park Week" videos. In other words, "Feathered dinosaurs are lame and science is wrong for making them lame!". Yes, because a guy who plays video games has the final word on how science should work. I was so annoyed by the whole thing that I couldn't even sit through the rest of the video. Look, if Mat doesn't like that dinosaurs are feathered, fine. That's his opinion. What's not fine is constantly whining about it and acting like science is to blame for something that is a fact. Look, Mat. Dinosaurs had feathers. It's a fact. It's something that cannot be changed despite whether or not someone finds it "cool".
- Lady Stardust: I'm gonna have to go with the "prison rape" joke in Jeremy Jahns' review of Breaking Dawn Part 2. First off saying that "It will be over faster if you lie there and take it" is very insensitive. 2nd, comparing a film experience to something as degrading and life-destroying as rape is incredibly facepalm-worthy and makes you sound like a jerk trying to sound edgy. As bad as the Twilight films are they are not comparable to such a horrific act. I never watched this man's reviews but hearing about this, he has lost a potential fan.
- Darkton: So I was watching the third episode of My Little Pony: Camaraderie Is Supernatural. It was a parody of Call of the Cutie, and was going pretty fine before, then Applejack said "You can't just go around harassing the customers? Who do you think we are, Capcom?" I stopped watching the video immediately after that. Wasn't the premise built on the Elements of Parody? Which one of them was the "Element of Attack Humor", exactly? That's why I call this one of the lowest of the low in terms of humor.
- Jetpack Percy: For me, it was Ani Mat's Top Ten Best and Worst Animated Films of 2013. The video was decent at best (Epic, the 3rd Best Film on his list, was one of my worst for 2013), up until he got up to the part where it cost him a subscriber, when he gets to Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, the worst movie in 2013 on the list. Now I don't mind if you don't like the film, but what killed any chance of me watching any more of his videos in the future was when he said that if anyone actually liked this film, then they would need to reconsider their life. Okay, as stated, if you don't like a film, that's okay, but you said in the review of the film itself that you wouldn't try to change anyone's opinion of the film, so why force them to change here? Hypocrite much? Honestly, that one line alone cost you your subscriber, and potentially more of them because of that. By the way, try telling that to people who actually liked the film, and see how many friends/subscribers you get.
- InTheGallbladder: I used to love RedLetterMedia, especially Plinkett Reviews. However, one bit was just plain awful—Early in his review of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, he mentions he masturbates to Mary Kate and Ashley cassettes, which is followed by a needlessly graphic simulation of such. I stopped watching at that point, and haven't watched Mr. Plinkett since.
- countotaku: I used to enjoy Gigguk's The Anime Zone reviews until he made his Fate/Zero Anime Review, where 3/4 into his review, he brings up several negative points about the show based solely on his opinions which I find incredibly stupid most of the time, thus, making it his biggest DMOS. First, he mentions that the first episode is nothing except 40 minutes of exposition when in fact, it serves mostly as character introduction with only 30 percent of exposition. Second, he laments the fact that Fate/Zero is a prequel to the 2005 Fate/Stay Night anime adaptation, which is the equivalent of saying Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins is the prequel to Joel Schumacher's Batman & Robin, thus having to set up a Downer Ending that leads to Fate/Stay Night or as he calls it "a retarded half-brother". I find his reasoning completely wrong because the downer ending was foreshadowed pretty early in the show itself and not anti-climatic as he believes it is; also, his disrespect for Fate/Stay Night is solely based on seeing the anime adaptation, which makes this a good example of passing judgment on works he hasn't seen. Third, I know this is one his random jokes but his "NO HOMO" comment comes across as really incredibly lame and just plain unfunny. While I'm aware that he gave a reasonably high score to the series, nothing can hide the fact that the review had plenty of DMOS.
- Midna: The Annotated Series was, and admittedly still is, one of my favorite YouTube past times (I'm an annotator myself), but some things are kind of hard to forgive; at some point during their simultaneous riffs of Sonic Underground and The Super Mario Bros. Super Show, they brought in someone - or maybe multiple people - who can best be described as the epitome of the Revenge Troll, constantly wishing death, suicide, and all manner of nasty things on the writers. A bit uncomfortable to read (treating them like absolute scum that "doesn't deserve sentience" because they wrote a shitty episode of a kiddie cartoon show?), but nothing that overtly offended my sensibilities. Until one of them said that the writers should be "doing the Jailhouse Rock" during an episode of TSMBSS. Granted, it fit with the whole Elvis theme of that episode's live action segment, but either A. they picked an Elvis song title that worked with their desires to see the writers in prison without considering the implications, or B. they just made a tasteless Prison Rape joke, and either way it left a bad taste in my mouth. I still go to, annotate on, and enjoy their channel, but I don't really watch or annotate either of the above series anymore.
- Man Called True: In the annotated version of the MLP Canadian live show, one of the annotators doesn't even make jokes - they just bash bronies every time they comment. Whoever let that guy onto the staff should be ashamed.
- Animeking 1108: While I enjoy Beyond The Black Rims by MarzGurl, Episode 5 was a waste of potential when they got to the part about the Kingdom Hearts HD Remix Collection. They talked about the collection itself for about 30 seconds before going on a 20 minute rant everyone and their mothers has heard about Kingdom Hearts 3 not being made yet. I can pretty much watch the entire segment by going on a forum. They completely ignore the fact that it will contain the Final Mix, which fans have been waiting eleven years for. They even admit that they don't care how much the side games will clear any potential plot holes out. I expected better from you, Kaylyn.
- taylorkerekes: I enjoy watching The Cartoon Hero, as lot of his videos are rather interesting and informative, but his absolute worst moment in my book deals with his Top 20 Most Hated Characters video, particularparticularly Lucy Van Pelt's entry. Now while I can be perfectly understand this character being on anybody's list of characters they despise, even though she is one of my favorite Peanuts characters, the Hero really goes over the line when he gets to at least two comeuppances that Lucy has received over the years, from Charlie Brown turning invisible on her so he can kick the football (which to me is up for a moral debate) to Peter Griffin beating her up, the latter of which the Hero declares in a rather devious-sounding tone: "That is so satisfying!" Hold on a goddamn second—You actually enjoyed that? You actually think that even children should receive such harsh punishments from grown adults?!! I don't care if it's just a cartoon! Seeing Lucy getting beat up by a grown man, no matter how bitchy others say she is, is just as bad as seeing Judge William Adams mercilessly beat his daughter with a belt!
- fluffything: For me, the DMOS was the beginning of his review of Equestria Girls. Why? Two reasons. First off, he calls people who complained about Alicorn Twilight (and Hasbro's marketing practices in general) "Insane Bronies". That's just immature. Even if he doesn't agree with their opinions, that doesn't give them the right to call them insane. The second reason is even worse. When he explains that the movie got a limited theatrical release, he explains that many Bronies chose to instead watch pirated online downloads of the movie. He then makes the claim that said Bronies did so because they didn't want to be viewed as pedophiles for wanting to see a movie geared towards children. ... What? Are you kidding me? That's just ridiculous. There are so many other and far more legitimate reasons why someone would be unable to see the movie in theaters. Maybe the movie wasn't playing near where they lived, maybe they couldn't see it due to scheduling conflicts, or maybe they were simply broke at the time and couldn't afford going to the movies. But, no, instead, The Cartoon Hero decides to make a Mistaken for Pedophile joke. Again, that's just immature.
- shonengirl: The above two don't really bother me that much, since I know where he's coming from, except for the joke, but still it was just somewhat tasteless. However, his review of Pokémon Origins was just poorly made. Highlights include mistaking the year the first Pokemon games were released as 1995 (it's actually 1996, and to make this worse this was shown in a clip in the video itself) and mistaking 2015 as its 20th anniversary (so this wasn't a script error either), questioning why Team Rocket needs scientists and wild Pokemon to create and test the Master Ball, and apparently not knowing who Red, one of the most well-known and well-loved characters in the fandom, to the point of being a Memetic Badass, is. The worst and most cringeworthy part, however, has to be him seeing Origins being Truer to the Text of the original games as a flaw, and that it takes away the "charm" of the anime. Um... That's the point, bro. It's supposed to be a more faithful adaptation. Stop thinking about the main anime, that has almost nothing to do with Origins, an adaptation of game canon, and the two should be kept as far, far away from eachother as possible. Anyone who is familiar with the Pokemon fandom will tell you that mixing up the games and anime is a major Berserk Button for many fans of the games, and it highly annoys me as well. You know why many fans of the games hate the anime? One of the reasons is that it deviates from the games so much like some obscure spinoff manga that never saw light outside of Japan, despite it being the face of the franchise to the general public. I don't hate the anime necessarily, but he's essentially saying it should have copied the style of the anime because... Togo berries and a vague "charm". Question, wouldn't that make Origins pointless? Also, people should just play the games to experience the story? I'm sorry... What. ...Excuse me, WHAT?! Um, ok, then I guess every adaptation ever has no reason to exist! *facepalm* As if Origins doesn't have charm on its own. Hero, you obviously haven't been involved with the games in a long time, or at least are one of those extremely casual fans that still thinks the anime is the Word of God. I like your reviews usually, but please get gud, please.
- Xavior The Savior: While BrainScratch Commentaries is a great LP group, there is a moment in their videos that I despise, and it involves The Scrappy herself, Amanda. In Part 11 of their Pokemon Leaf Green playthrough, Johnny cancels his Charmeleon's evolution into a Charizard just to see how the others would react. This is listed on their Crowning Moment of Funny page and would be one for me, except it is immediately ruined by Amanda repeatedly shouting "WHY?!" in an increasingly shrill voice despite the fact that Johnny just told them why he did it. It's so unfunny and annoying, it sucks the funny out of what would otherwise be one of Johnny's most glorious moments.
- Sam Max: Are DeviantArt text based examples allowed? If so, I'd like to nominate this abomination of a complaint. Basically, it's him complaining about the Mega Man comics from Archie, and doing a terrible job at it. Now, I can accept opinions different from mine... as long as they are at least factually correct. He complains about it being similar to Archie's Sonic. There are similarities in there, true, but the differences outweigh the similarities, but one can see the similarities, so it's not the worst. However, he seems to think that the OCs in the comic steal focus away from the game characters. Now, it's true that there are stories that have focus on the OCs, but the game characters get a lot of focus as well. In fact, the stories with the game characters as the main focus outweigh the stories that focus on the OCs. Plus, he claims blatant disregard for the source material. If he bothered to read the comic like he claimed to have, he'd find that the comic is, for the most part, actually pretty faithful to the games. Sure, not 100% so, but still. Not to mention that he seems to think anyone who likes the comics are idiots. I never heard of this fellow before this, but let's just say that he lost a potential watcher.
- RAZ: I'm a bit more familiar with this artist due to some webcomics he's made in the past, and he just so happened to recently put up a "poll" regarding Disney's upcoming film Frozen and I say "poll" because the options are more or less an excuse for him to complain about 1, how the film "looks like utter shit" and 2, that anyone who does want to see it should be punched in the face. Look, I understand that not everything is going to look appeasing to everyone, but in his mouthing off on how horrible it'll be this guy comes off as nothing but a whiny little obnoxious Man Child. Count me in for someone who's definitely not going to be watching this jerk.
- Knightofbalance: This and it's two sequels. It's sadistic, cruel, demonizes one character and defiles the other. The only thing it has going for it is that it's well made but that's because it's a comission, meaning the author paid someone to do this. (Sigh).
- ldelavina3: It's no secret that every web animation series has its rough times, small or big. Sonic Shorts is no exception, which brings us to their DMoS to me. The "How To Create Your Own Sonic Fan Character" bit from Volume 6. It pretty much implies that everyone who has made a fan character as lazy, unoriginal people. I know that there are a lot of poorly-made fan characters, but this just feels like a giant middle finger to fan character creators and an unfunny one at that.
- Dokemon Studios: Now, I enjoy Sonic Shorts, and there's always at least one or two shorts that would make me laugh a lot even in the weaker episodes. But the last short in Volume 3 just left a bad taste in my mouth, specifically the ending where after Froggy leaves Big the Cat, Big hangs himself with his own fishing rod! Disregarding the fact that the string or that tree branch would break, due to Big's weight, it's actually more horrifying than the Tails doll shorts! Seriously, I know people don't like Big, and neither do I, but that ending was just unnecessary, and mean spirited, and can just be easily cut out.
- Psycho Gecko: Mr. Deity and the Magic Hat was a major DMoS for me. I enjoyed the main portion, but Mr. Deity has what he calls a "Begging Segment" after the main video where he normally asks for money or for people to subscribe. This time around, he commented on recent allegations that his close friend Michael Shermer had taken advantage of women without their consent, which included mention of him constantly refilling a woman's wine glass and making it difficult for her to realize just how much she's drunk. If he'd just said that the man was his friend and he didn't personally believe the charges and all that, it would have been fine. Instead, he claims that it's all a woman's fault if she gets drunk and that anonymous claims of rape are the equivalent to Joseph Smith's ridiculous story about the golden plates. This is a guy who'll fully support looking into rape claims about the Roman Catholic Church by people protecting their anonymity from an important, rich, international church, but the moment someone accuses his buddy of it, suddenly those are completely unbelievable. Oh, and while he's at it, he wants you to please subscribe and/or send money, so all this rape stuff is a good way for him to make money while we're at it. I was already iffy about him because of how he'd made fun of efforts to combat sexism that lead to a woman receiving rape threats, but this was just too much.
- Model Omega: ProJared's Nuzlocke Challenge is definitely full of drama, but in his Pokemon Y Blind Nuzlocke he seemed to literally fall asleep at the wheel while battling Grant's Tyrunt. He literally let Chinlo the Quilladin die while fighting, even after he saw that his speed was lowered to the point that the Tyrunt was outspeeding him, even after he had 22 Hp left, even after outright stating that Weplus the Cubone could beat the Tyrunt no problem. But kept Chinlo in regardless and surprise! He died!! And the worst part was that he didn't seem to care at all, the sombre music that typically accompanies deaths was gone, and he has never mentioned Chinlo since. Which leads me and many others to wonder if he did that just for drama.
- Samuel: I am never a fan of Creepypasta in my honest opinion. It either never appeals to me or certain stories are Nightmare Retardant. The only fiction I actually did find enjoyable is Marble Hornets due to its realism. However, and I might get some flak for this, the one pasta that really rubbed me the wrong way is Jeff the Killer, which I find his image quite amusing. Anyway, I'd like to go ahead and add a certain moment. Young Jeff is now horribly disfigured, but he thinks that his "new image" fits his personality. When acting strange, his mother asks the doctor if he is crazy. The doctor says that it's only natural for patients to act that way as a result of painkillers. Excuse me? Baking powder? A patient acts very morbid, and yet the doctor suggests that's okay. For the sake of safety, when a patient like Jeff acts as such, leave him in the hospital! That is one of the worst moments I have ever read.
- fluffything: I can sometimes look past unpopular opinions on things so long as said opinions have valid arguments to back them up and the person making said opinion doesn't sound like a whiny pompous child. Confused Matthew failed at both miserably during what I consider to be the DMOS of his web series. That, of course, being his "Mel Brooks sucks" rant in his The Producers review. The problem isn't that he doesn't like Mel Brooks (That's his opinion). The problem is his reasoning why he doesn't like Mel Brooks. Basically, it's a several minute-long tirade about how it's all "fart and dick jokes" and how all it's "exactly like a Seltzer and Friedberg film". Um, no, no it's not. Yes, Mr. Brooks' jokes are low-brow, but he put effort into them rather than just making pointless references or having someone shout "You get the sexual humor now!?". Not to mention Confused Matthew rambling about how the only reason why Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein were so good was because they were the brainchild of other people (IE: Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor) rather than Brooks. It was so mean spirited that I pretty much stopped watching the video after that. Matthew, if you're going to criticize someone's comedic talents (or lack therof), why not criticize how they tell the joke, how well they can make a humorous observation, the timing, how well the actors can carry a joke, and every other thing that matters in making a comedy film rather than unfairly compare a critically acclaimed comedic director to the guys who made Disaster Movie. Not to mention the major Critical Research Failure when he states that the remake (which is the version he's reviewing) is a bastardization of the original film. Hey, Matthew? You know who directed the original version of the film? Mel Brooks!
- hydrix: I was and am still a fan of the Jimquisition, but there is one moment in the episode "you're playing the game wrong" that I do not like. For the most part the episode is pretty good actually. He spends talking about the fact that it is really stupid of a game creator to force you play the game like how he feels like it and it is pretty nice for the most part... until he starts countering the potential argument that the creators might have that is: "I put 4 or 5 years into this game. It's my baby.". To which he replied: "But like the mother of a down syndrome kid only you are finding it beautiful and you can't expect everyone else to applaud and clap because it can't put its fingers out of its asshole.". It's a massive Critical Research Failure to say the least, fortunately Jim has since distanced himself from his early videos like that one.
- Bengson 26: Being a (formerly) free-to-play Team Fortress 2 player, there's this part of an already terrible list on why the game sucks. Here, the author proceeds to tell F2Ps to go play on a modded server and (the following is quoted exactly as written) "leave to good servers up and running for the people who doesn't wear gibuses or mercenary badge". Maybe it's just me, but I fucking hate people who stereotype F2Ps as always being equipped with said items. Also, are you assuming that all F2Ps are unskilled? I've seen many free-to-plays do very well against other players. Also, as a side note, the author isn't that fond of criticism.
- Rondomi: Tipping a Sacred Cow here. Chuggaaconroy is a good Let's player in my opinion, but from a critical perspective, when one takes into account what a Let's Play is, his Okami finale was horrible. I understand the prospect of silence during serious and/or awesome moments, but, with the exception of a subjectively narmy line, he was silent during the final phase of the final boss, ergo gameplay. No opinions on the design, no tips on how to beat him, just emptyness. The nail in the coffin, however, is that when one goes to YouTube and types in "Okami Final Boss and Ending", they are likely to get virtually the exact same video: a man recording footage of said final boss and ending and nothing more. For what is considered by many to be the definitive Let's Player, this kind of crap should not be the kind he can get away with.
- TomPhanto: Chuggaaconroy is one of the most iconic Let's Players. I won't deny that, since he's the one who made me like the genre. But I hate when he pads out the episode with him trying to figure something out, or with multiple failed attempts at a boss or minigame. I especially didn't like Episode 29 of his Majora's Mask playthrough. Why? It's just 12 minutes of him doing the dog race minigame. He just shows all his failed attempts instead of showing his winning attempt and maybe one failed attempt. In my opinion, it just stalls the playthrough to the point where it's just boring. Nobody wants to see someone doing the same thing over and over for a whole video, unless it's relevant to the game.
- Bengson 26: I'm stepping into unknown territory for this. Ranter undertakerfreak1127 is a little cranky recently. Fellow ranter PMRants (aka Phil Mason) has posted a video criticising Professional Wrestling. UTF, being a huge-ass wrestling fan, responded back at Phil: "Eh. Typical "wrestling sucks" video. You watch maybe two minutes of pro wrestling a week, if that, and you make the determination that the theatrics are poor. Just because some guys are worse on the mic than others doesn't mean the theatrics suck as a whole." Maybe it's just me, but this sounds less like a respectable ranter and more of a whiny wrestling fanboy. What's worse (from what I can tell), he removed some replies calling out for this. To quote myself replying to him: "Typical UTF. You know, for a person with a channel that has a large amount of bashing of wrestling (the irony), video games, music and society as a whole, he can't take what he dishes out."
- TomPhanto: For me, it's a small part of his Worst People of 2014 video where he talks about some really horrible people and why he feels they belong on the list. He then gets to Justin Bieber and instead of talking about him, it's just an eight second clip where he sings "Baby" as a joke and looks at the camera in surprise. He doesn't even explain why he thinks he should be on the list. My issue is that I don't consider UTF to be someone who makes overused jokes, but it just disappoints anyone hoping to see why he felt Bieber was a bad influence for the year. I never liked Justin Bieber, but to me, it just felt like an excuse to poke fun at him for a cheap laugh, which at this point is so overdone it's unfunny. I just consider it a time waster and I know UTF is better than that.
- Heavy Metal Snail: I never was a big fan of Anthony Fantano's The Needle Drop videos but what really caused my opinion of him to completely sour was his "Anthony Fantano Is a Regular Guy" video. The video begins with him reading an email from someone who insults him saying that he doesn't take his opinion seriously because he's "just a regular guy." What follows is straight up ego stroking where Fantano rattles off how his "opinion is respected by musicians and critics" and rattling off so much impressive statistics in the most arrogant manner possible. While some may call it him defending himself, the fact that he made a five minute video responding to hate mail (something that every online reviewer ever has probably had to deal with) and decided to "defend himself" in such a self congratulatory makes him come across as incredibly vain. Even worse is, later in the video, he passive aggressively rails on the person who sent him the mail, and by extension anybody else who doesn't take his opinion seriously, sarcastically referring to him as a "unique little snowflake who can see everything that my fans don't see" essentially condescendingly talking down anybody who dislikes his reviews. Considering that I don't take him all that seriously as a reviewer, I found this video to be one of the worst videos posted by any reviewer simply for the sheer amount of blatant ego stroking passing as a defense.
- Co Cage: I would like to present Review Tech USA’s response to If You're Over 30 And You Still Love Nintendo, You're Weird. Basically, the "controversy" is about a YouTube user named Yoshiller at E3, whom was interviewed by a news crew. The big deal was that he wore a Yoshi hat while interviewed, and other gamers grew a big fuss that he was invoking a bad stereotype. The problem is Rich goes on this rant about projecting stereotypes and being exclusive is wrong, while going on to call Yoshiller man-child and singled him out based on exaggerated rumors and speculations. Okay Rich, screw you on this, because you don’t know dick about the guy. I saw the guy’s E3 videos, and he looked and acted fine; perfectly composed. He was just doing his thing and showing support for a company he likes. He never acted like a jerk or an immature brat. So let me get this straight: gamers can’t wear or show any support to a video game/video game company they love publicly, but it’s okay for people who like TV shows or movies to do the same. Congratulations dumb-ass, you now just became the thing you hated and jumped on the bandwagon like most news sites. Also, Yoshiller responded in the comments section of the video, and makes a comment not meaning to offend anyone and says that he [[Yoshiller]] still supports his own actions, and rightfully calls out on Rich and others for being ousted. What’s worse is that Rich never responds back nor apologizes about his big research failure (which he usually does when wrong or mistaken). I never agreed with everything Rich said, but I at least respected him, and gave his views food for thought. After an incident like this, I can say he lost a subscriber.
- Maths Angelic Version: You might know that I don't think too highly of Tangled, so it might not surprise you that I'm not thrilled about What Culture's article "10 Reasons Frozen Is Definitely NOT Disney’s Best Animated Movie This Decade", which should've had the more honest title "10 Reasons I Think Tangled Kicks Frozen's Ass".
Actually, most of the reasons aren't bad and the author has some good points even though I disagree with them. However, reason #2, "Elsa Is Kind Of A B*TCH" just stinks. It uses Blatant Lies and deliberately misleading half-truths to make Elsa look bad. Well, either that or we have a case of Critical Research Failure. The author claims that Elsa "was so wrapped up in her own problem she didn’t even notice she was damning an entire kingdom", even though it's obvious from watching the movie that Elsa at that point has no reason to believe her powers can have such devastating effects. He claims that Elsa doesn't even bother to try to thaw the kingdom, but fails to take into account that she has no idea how to do it and that returning to Arendelle would probably just make everything worse. He claims that Elsa shuts Anna out because she doesn't give a damn about her, when the film clearly shows that Elsa cares for Anna and is forced to shut her out to keep her from getting hurt. He also makes it sound like Elsa intentionally freezes Anna's heart, even though Elsa doesn't (it happened while she was not thinking straight) and is clearly horrified when she sees what has happened.
He also complains about Elsa creating Marshmallow to throw Anna and Kristoff out in the snow "where it's very likely they could freeze to death", but Elsa thinks letting them stay in the castle is dangerous. If Anna and Kristoff are to reach a safe place in time, they had better hurry. Anna refuses to leave, so Elsa needs to pressure her. Seriously, what else could Elsa have done? Let Anna stay in the ice castle until she dies? Escort Anna and Kristoff to Arendelle and have her powers cause even more problems? Maybe Elsa could have made them leave in some other way, but she was in distress and not thinking clearly. We should keep in mind that Elsa's decisions are suboptimal, but they're understandable because the trauma she's been through influenced them. The author is basically bashing Elsa for daring to be affected by her troubled past, as opposed to his beloved Rapunzel, who behaves like a sheltered kid who fears the unknown, and not the child abuse victim she's supposed to be. Rapunzel does make some idiotic decisions too note , but they 1: can't be explained by Gothel's abusenote and 2: are usually portrayed positively.note Elsa's bad decisions are portrayed as bad. See my DMoS entry for Tangled for the worst example of Rapunzel's stupidity.
Seriously, Pete Thornton? You've already used one reason to gush about Rapunzel and complain about Anna. We get it. You think Tangled has better main characters. You don't need to lie and daemonize Elsa.
- eneuman96: Maddox's article "Math doesn't suck, you do." Though I'm not normally a fan of Maddox's writing, I can at least respect his more intelligent arguments. This, on the other hand, is pure garbage. Firstly, he says that math is "exactly like cooking: just follow the recipe." Uh, no. If that were the case, famous chefs everywhere would have aced calculus. Even if both are based on following instructions, it's very possible that one may find one of those things less interesting than the other. He then goes on to imply that textbooks teach you everything about math you need to know for your classes, ergo it should be easy. Clearly he didn't go to the schools I or a large number of other students went to. After rambling some factoids that have little to do with his argument, he uses a strawman point of view which happens to be easy for him to deride: "When will I ever use math in life?" Firstly, nobody says that; people specifically refer to algebra, geometry, calculus and the like, because it's a hugely valid observation that many jobs do not require such advanced concepts. He patronizingly points out that every job DOES involve using math...forgetting to mention that it's simple arithmetic a good deal of the time, which nobody doubts in the first place. Finally, he continues rambling about how math has been important to the advancement of civilization, which is once again something we already have been fully aware of since elementary school. Maddox, sucking at math doesn't automatically make you an idiot, because not everyone's brain is as skilled in problem solving as they are in other methods of thinking, and there's only so much that education can do to remedy that. Long story short, it's one of Maddox's shittiest and most misguided arguments for anything ever. It's possible that in some places he's exaggerating the reader's stupidity for the purpose of his Viewers Are Morons schtick, but a lot of the article comes off as the actual man behind the Maddox personality talking, and thus there's no excuse for how poorly the article is thought out.
- Why Not Now: While I enjoy SF Debris's reviews and all the good points he brings up, there was still one instance that stuck with me for a very long time which almost threatened to destroy the show for me; when he says in his Angel One review how he was asked once if working with women made him feel uncomfortable and he said nothing because he thought it was stupid. That right there reveals his mindset and made me very uncomfortable; that it's almost like he can't grasp the fact that women are an oppressed group in the United States. But it doesn't end there when he goes on to say how he burst out at them, which he rather insensitively and smugly affirms they appreciated, which actually made me feel a little dirty inside because it's as though he was saying he was fully justified in being cruel to an actually oppressed group since it's treating them "equally" and that they don't have a legitimate reason to feel that way with all the sexism and anti-woman policies present in the United States today. And from all he's said over the years, it turns out I'm not the only one to come to this (hopefully mistaken) conclusion as he has had to repeatedly protest over and over again that he doesn't have a problem with women, which I really hope is true, but given his track record so far, it's very hard to believe especially because he's even admitted he's a shallow and insensitive asshole. At least he's gotten better with time and has nowhere near come even close to approaching that level of offensiveness since then.
- Vexer: For me it's his stupid, obnoxious and incredibly childish hate-boner for Rob Liefeld, I know people have reasons not to like him, but this dumbass just goes way too far(suggesting one of his comics killed somebody? LOL yeah right!) in his incessant, whiny bitching about him. His pathetic speech in "The Rise and Fall of the Comics Empire part 3" being his absolute worst, saying he's not sorry for attacking Liefeld and ignoring the many legitimate reasons he had for leaving Marvel and most pathetic of all, saying he would "lose credibility" with comics fans for being "too nice" to Liefeld, which is a complete load of bullshit, comic fans aren't going to riot over something like that, way to stereotype your own audience dumbfuck!
- InTheGallbladder: I gave up on The Hardcore Kid completely moments into his review of Where the Dead Go to Die. He made too many factual errors in too short a span of time. He says the whole thing was mocapped with a Kinect, even though that only applies to The Masks That The Monsters Wear, the final short in the anthology. He brings up the director's work as a speedcore musician as an example of his film work, even though the two aren't directly related. Then finally, he decries the quality of the beats and lyrics in the OST, citing Passenger of Shit's song "Wanking Shit For Life" as an example. The song is not part of the soundtrack, nor is any other speedcore song. Furthermore, Passenger Of Shit never contributed any music to the anthology--all he did was send the director voice recordings. Also, the OST is entirely instrumental.note Even if The Hardcore Kid didn't somehow draw the conclusion that Passenger Of Shit helped score the film just because his name was in the credits, the point stands that the song isn't credited to him, implying that he mistook Passenger Of Shit's work with the director's, even though all they have in common is a genre. This was severely unprofessional at best. At worst, it's a solid argument against his career as an online reviewer.
- FromtheWordsofBR: The only reason why I read the Watchdog blog from the Parents Television Council is to see what hilarious overreaction of the day they have. I hate them, but they've never particularly ticked me off...until now. My breaking point was their "review" of iZombie. I could already point out several things wrong with this review (such as them calling Liv eating ramen with sprinkled brains "sickening" when the show does a good job at making it not as nausea-inducing as it should be, and claiming that it tries to "lure in" audiences with "faux-Veronica Mars/Buffy the Vampire Slayer-style dialogue". Gee, maybe it's because the people behind iZombie are the same ones behind Veronica Mars?!?!), but the thing that ticked me off the most was a passage that says "Genre fans claim to watch programs like The Walking Dead and iZombie for the dramatic plots, the quality of the characterization and dialogue, even the humor. Assuming they’re telling the truth and aren’t just turned on by gore..." That's right, they're essentially calling anybody who dare enjoys The Walking Dead and iZombie people with fetishes for gore. That is far more sickening than Liv eating ramen-brains will ever be. Saying things like that only makes you look far more immature than the shows you protest. Also, I know that they've "counteracted" this "claim" several times before, but this demonstrates that they don't know how to use a remote control—just turn the show off if you don't like it, instead of trying to shut it down for people who actually enjoy it for legitimate reasons. And if you don't want to "be forced to pay" for shows you don't like, then you should probably just cut the cord and watch what you want to watch online instead of whining about it. And they wonder why the creator of Sons of Anarchy hates them so much.
- TSF: Before season 4 of My Little Pony Friendshipis Magic , I used to enjoy Digibrony's (or Digibro) content relating to the show. His reviews and analysis were, for the most part, fair. He thinks the episode "Magical Mystery Cure" is good,to the point where he calls it his favorite episode of the entire series— he thinks Double Rainboom is a fantastic piece of fan work. Both opinions of which I respectively disagree. I don't think that episode was that good nor "Double Rainboom", but I could see why he likes those episodes. Now, there's a reason why I said "before season 4". And that's because after his review on the first episode of that season "Princess Twilight Sparkle", he took a big nosedive in terms of fairness and quality. Much like Brony Curious (or...pfft, Tommy Oliver), who is another member of the brony analysis community who I'm disappointed with, Digi became more pessimistic towards the episodes he reviewed, focusing more on critique rather than enjoyment. It's okay to critique something,yes, but you have to decide whether you enjoy it or not so you won't end up like a Caustic Critic. One example of his downhill descent is in his semi-collaboration with Tommy Oliver's "Equestria Games" review, where one of their major criticisms,if not the major, is that it focused more on Spike instead of the actual Equestria Games. And admittedly, while I consider Tommy to be not as bad as Digi, I expected better from him. Wouldn't it be okay to just say whether or not you actually enjoy Spike's conflict instead of complaining that the episode didn't focus on the games? But...the video that made me done with him was his "Twilight's Kingdom" review, where he bashed the song "You'll Play Your Part" because it didn't have any purpose (which,by the way, it had a clear point) and called it the worst song of the entire show. And he also bashed the new design of Twilight's home, the castle, calling it visually unpleasing, empty, and a poor replacement for Twilight's "iconic" treehouse...saying this without giving it a decent chance. I believe this is one of the main reasons why he stopped watching the show. There are other reasons why I hated that review, but those two stand out for me. Now I like anime, but the reason why I won't watch his current anime reviews and analysis (which ironically, are better) is because I can't watch them without scoffing and feeling underwhelmed after that review. He believes the show is going downhill after season 4, I believe the contrary, dear Digibro. In fact, I believe you made it down the hill. Unsubscribed!
- Bengson 26: I really like Some Call Me Johnny's reviews. They manage to be informative and entertaining at the same time. However, the DMOS comes in during his Pokémon Gold and Silver review, although it comes from his guest reviewer, Ryan. When questioning some of the evolution methods, Ryan takes a potshot at Pokémon Diamond and Pearl for using trade evolutions. This wouldn't be a problem except that trade evolutions existed since the beginning of the series! To rub salt on the wound, this is said when the Porygon line is shown on-screen which got its first trade evolution in the very generation they're reviewing. Do I even need to say Critical Research Failure?
- fluffything: Normally, I like Markiplier . He seems like a pretty cool and nice guy most of the time. Which makes the following DMOS all the worse. For me, his worst moment was during his charity LP in May in which he played Yoshi's Island with Wade and Stone-Faced Tyler. During the playthrough, they answered questions from fans. One of which was "What is your favorite Pokemon?" and Mark stating he didn't like Pokemon. Now, him not being a fan of the series isn't the problem. He's entitled to his opinion. The DMOS part is that he acted like a total douche about it. For one thing, he snarked that all Pokemon games are essentially the same. Not only is this innacurate, since Pokemon games do have some degree of variety to them (Many games have features only exclusive to that particular version), but it's also hypocritical. Many games follow some sort of formula in terms of gameplay, meaning one could argue that the various sequels spin-offs and fan-games of Five Nights At Freddy's Mark has played are essentially "the same game". Second, he took the whole "If you could choose between ending world hunger and making Pokemon real, which starter would you choose?" meme seriously. He does realize that's a joke, right? Apparently not, since he then remarks about how horrible the world would be if Pokemon actually existed. Because, ya know, pointing out the horrible aspects of a childhood fantasy is soooo mature. But, the worst example of his douchiness is how he acts like Pokemon fans are idiots for getting excited for any upcoming games (Again, tying into the whole "it's the same" hypocritical argument mentioned beforehand). It's hypocritical since Mark has gushed over various games in the past as well. The whole thing just comes off as immature, rude, and utterly hypocritical. Again, if Mark doesn't like the Pokemon games, fine. However, he could've handled answering that fan's question in a nicer manner than being a total dick about it.
- fluffything: I enjoy watching LPs on PBG Gaming on youtube. Not all of them are gems, but they're still enjoyable. That is, until "Part 32" of his Nuzlocke Challenge for Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. Good lord, what a train wreck. For one thing, he spends several minutes of the video consistently pointing out how he needs to level up his Pokemon to fight Kyogre (Which, I might add, he constantly mispronounces as "Kee-Oh-Gray" instead of "Kai-Oh-Gur") only to jump cut to his Pokemon already leveled up. I know it's boring to watch people level grind in video games. But, then, why make such a big deal about having to level up if there's just going to be a jump cut anyway? All it does is waste the viewer's time. Then, after he levels up, he goes to face off against Kyogre. Does he attempt to capture it? Nope. Instead, he just immediately makes it faint and treats it like a victory. Now, before anyone points out that maybe PBG is just doing a "No Legendaries" run, I'd like to remind everyone of something. One of his main Pokemon is Lawfanda. Lawfanda is a Latias. Latias is, you guessed it, a Legendary. Plus, PBG had a Master Ball at the time, so he could've easily caught Kyogre without any hassle. He essentially could've easily captured a very powerful and useful Pokemon but instead made it faint for no good reason. So, to summarize, the video was essentially just one big waste of time.
- Potato Patato: Feminist Frequency has really crossed a line for me here. We all know how much she dislikes violent games such as Fallout 4 and Doom 4, and that she probably won't be playing them. Great, I don't agree with her opinions, but more power to her for at least being open and honest about it. Then you get to her comments on Fallout Shelter, a cartoony spin off game built around (literally) making a vault and filling it with happy and successful dwellers.
The violence is toned down and the game is much more lighthearted, yet she still has a complaint. Specifically, she dislikes the way pregnant women are treated, saying that they act hysterical and do things like run away from danger and refuse to use weapons like the other dwellers. Um, Anita? You do realize that you can't kill babies or children in this series right? The pregnant women aren't being hysterical, they are showing common sense by avoiding situations where their unborn child would be in danger. What exactly do you expect here, pregnant woman joining in against raider attacks and firing high powered guns in their condition?
While the game does encourage increasing the vault population through pregnancy, it never forces all of the women to be pregnant at once and fully allows women to take on the same roles as men, be it fighting and exploring the wasteland or working on maintaining the vault. Fallout is one of the least discriminatory games on the market and its become clear that Anita is just looking for things to complain about to cause controversy. When Fallout Shelter toned down the violence of the main series she just found something else to complain about. Not liking the games is certainly a fair opinion, but taking the time to actively get offended by mechanics that have been in the series for years now is just attention whoring. Get a life Anita.
- hydrix: I have watched the first episode of "Tropes vs. Woman in video games" titled as "The Damsel in Distress" and as someone who, in all honesty, only as bare-bones knowledge about video games (I own a SNES, so yeah) I find the video to be insulting as all hell. So she first mentions the development of Star Fox Adventures, which was first released as an adventure game with a female fox-like protagonist, but later on changed to fit the main character of Star Fox as a protagonist, with her as a damsel in distress. That ignores that in general most video games (or at least those that are not shovelware) take a year to make. I might as well use a moral where I say that developers should keep women in a closet during development because the developer of the C64 port of parasol stars saw how his own game was destroyed by his own wife (courtesy of Guru Larry). Then later she talks about the use of it in games such as Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda series and how it is sexist, outright ignoring that it is more used as a bare-bones plot device rather than anything else. It is insulting to me that those people playing back in the NES days who were playing The Legend of Zelda and widely exploring its world, characters and developments or those playing Super Mario Bros., where they were on a wild adventure with tons of challenges, all get lumped in as sexist morons who were only playing it for the woman/girl at the end. It makes me wonder how the men and women that got the excitement from those series feel about this. In all honesty though, sexism in video games is a thing that needs to be addressed, but what Anita did there was a regurgitation of what already was known back in 1988 with Final Fantasy II , where at one point it is like if you have saved the princess only to get in bed with her to find out that he was doing it with a Lamia Queen, triggering a boss battle where you and all the characters that have been with you up to that point fight against it. It is thus very useless and a waste of time and resources.
- Insert Clever Name Here: As much as I enjoy Caddicarus the ending to his Bratz review was just terrible. Basically, he goes to his girlfriend's house in rage and shoots one of her children!! There was no buildup, it came off as ridiculously unfunny and gruesome, and it made Caddy look like a complete psychopathic monster. And if that wasn't enough, he forcefully makes the other two daughters bury the game up and they act as if nothing happened! There's Crossing the Line Twice, and then there's just crossing the line once.
- Uttergenius - Mine comes from his Santa Claus Saves the Earth review. It was one of his earlier reviews; so I didn't expect it to be spectacular, though it was alright. But it all falls apart in the ending: he shoots his PS1 to put it out of its misery (instead of simply ejecting the disc), and then comes a Big Lipped Alligator Moment in which he lip-synchs "When Love Is Gone" from The Muppet Christmas Carol while caressing his "dead" PS1 in various locations. It's simply an unfunny and disappointing end to the review. Still love him, though.
- Frnmmma 25: I disliked TheOnion 's video about North Korea. It said that the U.S. is just like North Korea. Come on, we're fucked up in a lot of ways, but we don't have concentration camps! My brother said that he expected something better, that it wasn't even funny, and that they really are straying from what they were established to be.
- Falconwing: Red vs. Blue Season 13, episode 20. Three whole seasons of buildup. Twenty episodes of speculation, and they end with... a cliffhanger. Maybe for a lesser web series, this would be passable, but I expected better from Rooster Teeth. This ending felt like they literally spit in my face.
- Insert Clever Name Here: ABrandonToThePast's 50 Things Wrong With The Pokemon Anime list is definitely one for me not only because of just how much nitpicking and Critical Research Failure there are, but also forgetting that the anime is intended for kids way below his age. But the worst moment has to be number 37, in that the characters wear the same clothes everyday. Not only is that just plain wrong (The main girls have worn a ton of different outfits), but it's probably the laziest choice for a list that I've ever seen in my life, period. Seriously, Brandon? You're going to complain about how they don't change clothes? May I remind you that neither does every fictional cartoon character that's ever existed, and that you're just showing that you ran out of things to bitch about while you were working on this. He says that the anime has been getting worse over years. That's fine, but when you deliberately try and use faulty reasons that are typical upon most anime and cartoons, then congratulations, you've just lost yourself a loyal fan of yours who will not be watching your videos ever again.
- Mudapa: I've never heard about this guy named Stone Fox Media but, this one video gave me the easiest DMOS to write. In this video, he discusses the news regarding the Nintendo NX. Fair enough. But, he later switched on to say "The Wii U is Dead!", despite Nintendo still releasing games on it. But, The DMOS comes when he says the people who like the Wii U belong in a "Mental Institution." First, I love the Wii U, and choices for game consoles people like doesn't mean you should hate them. And Second, it's insulting to people in a mental hospital and fans of Nintendo in general. As soon as he said that, i kindly left the video to never see it again.Great video.
- Bengson 26: TheGamerTronShow's "Top Ten Video Games I Dislike But Everyone else Likes" list is easily one of the worst lists I've ever seen (in fact, most of GamerTron's videos are pretty bad to begin with). However, since I can't put the entire list as a DMOS, the worst part has to be his #1 pick: Nintendo as a whole. Why? Because they make games exclusive to their consoles. Oh, boo hoo. A company that's still making consoles is making games to boost sales of their consoles. Microsoft and Sony surely hasn't made any games exclusive to their consoles. Also, the comparison to Capcom and Sega doesn't work since Capcom merely focuses on software other than hardware and Sega has stopped making consoles since 2001! Fuck this list.
- EnigmaLobo: While MangaMinx is one of the more beloved female Lets Players, her Until Dawn playthrough is rather uncomfortable to watch due to her vitriol against Ashley, having to tried to get her killed twice in a row during the Ashley vs. Josh and Ashley vs. Chris choice, and thus her fury towards Ashley for refusing to open the door to allow Chris in because of remembering that Chris attempt to sacrifice Ashley earlier to save himself, thus allowing the Wendigo to kill Chris, and calls her a psychopath. This is after spending her playthrough being unsympathetic to Ashley's plight, and trying to get her killed twice with no remorse, telling her to "shut the fuck up" when she begs for her life as she tries to shoot her. That wouldn't be a problem on its own, but her response to those who call her out on her hypocrisy? She's not only amused by their comments, but she also states that there is something wrong with you for not agreeing with her comments about calling Ashley a psychopath. It's one thing to ignore your own hypocrisy for the sake of humour, it's another thing to insult your fanbase for simply pointing it out in the first place and assuming that their idiots for not agreeing with you.
- Veranas: I've enjoyed watching Mangaminx ever since she started doing Amnesia videos back in the day. But her Undertale playthrough, and more specifically her vitriolic reactions to fans, was the last straw for me. It's one thing to have a different opinion on a popular game, but playing it in a certain way solely to piss off fans is highly immature, as is trying to fan the flames in the comments section. She tweeted having lost around 5500 subscribers since her playthrough, and I'm sad to count myself among them.
- Br3ndan 5: While I enjoy most of Dorkly's videos, Mario vs the Pokemon world was just horrible. The video started off with some potential. After all, it's Mario in the Pokemon world! There's no way something horrifyingly gruesome could happen, right? Unfortunately, the video started to go downhill when Mario enters a Pokemon battle with a youngster. So Mario throws a Pokeball and a Squirtle pops out. Then he stomps on the Squirtle and kicks the shell at the kid. Then after a time skip, it shows Mario wearing a tandooki suit he got from murdering a Pokemon! Yes, because painting Mario as a sociopath is SO original, and has never been done before! I quit watching by that point. If there's nothing funny in the video and it's just gruesome and mean spirited, why even watch it?
- Peridonyx: And Who's Faster: Superman or The Flash? suffers from similar mean-spiritedness, except with Superman suddenly becoming a complete Jerk Sue who abruptly cheats to win, brutally ruins The Flash's life, and then pulls a complete Karma Houdini via media-manipulation. Why? As out-of-nowhere Disproportionate Retribution against The Flash for his Strawman Has a Point rebuttal that his "faster than the speed of light" sounds a lot more impressive than Superman's "faster than a speeding bullet."
- Pgj1997: Super Mario Undertale was a giant mess in my opinion. It's exactly what you think it is; Mario ends up in the Underworld, and thinks the mechanics of the Mario games work here. Surprise, they don't. It's basically what you'd expect from Dorkly at this point. One scene in particular really gets on my nerves. We see Mario and Sans in front of Papyrus' dead body, with Mario thinking he'd build himself back together like a Dry Bones, and Sans having distraught look on his face. Now, this would be funny if it weren't for one big glaring issue. They spend almost 30 seconds on this gag, all leading up to no punchline. And this is one-third of the entire video. It's not funny, and Mario's obliviousness certainly doesn't make things better. Also, this is a nitpick, but it's Critical Research Failure at its finest. Mario killed Papyrus like I mentioned, and earlier in the video was able to kill Flowey... and yet he somehow got the Pacifist Ending. And these guys call themselves real gamers. So apparently, this video was made to celebrate Undertale's one year anniversary since its initial Steam release. HAHAHA–No.
- Uttergenius - The Quarter Guy is easily one of my favorite Youtubers. His videos tend to be funny, informative, and all-around entertaining. Unfortunately, there's no excusing this moment from his collab with MaverickHunterZero75, Top Twenty Mario Kart Tracks. During the Cloudtop Cruise segment in Part 2, Ben (Maverick) takes a moment to listen to the music: it's a remix of "Gusty Garden Galaxy". He then jokes that Super Mario Galaxy 3 has been confirmed. In response, Adam (QG) vehemently shoots down this idea, claiming that the first game didn't need a sequel. This moment was completely uncalled for. Not only is bashing a game for simply existing pure Hate Dumb, but Adam had no right to say that when he's constantly pestering Capcom for a new Mega Man game. A pretty low moment from an otherwise awesome youtuber.
- batmany: On YouTube, there's a three-part animated "series" (in the loosest sense of the word possible) titled "Freddy's Lament" by Skylegend Animation. As one probably guessed already, it's a series of FNAF fan animations. Actually, that's not an accurate description as I found out to my utter disappointment. The videos have almost nothing to do with FNAF save for characters making what can best be described as cameo appearances. Many of them have no reason to appear other than to pander to the fanbase. And, to make matters worse, much of their appearances don't make any sense. A good example is that Springtrap makes a cameo in one video even though the whole thing is supposed to take place around 1987 (the year FNAF 2 takes place). And, while the animation is stunning (with admittedly very-creepy imagery), it does nothing to excuse the nearly incoherent plot. What is the plot of the videos? Well, from what little I could decipher out of the True Art Is Incomprehensible mess, it's the origin story of The Puppet. And, oh, boy, does it get to painful levels of pretentiousness. This videos' take on The Puppet's origin? Some random unpopular pre-teen girl is tricked into going to a party at Freddy Fazbear's, is teased because she has a crush on some guy, runs away crying, and is murdered....I guess? The plot never reveals exactly how this results in The Puppet's birth (so to speak). Either way, it's so blatant and utterly forced that it pretty much smears its proverbial feces over the subtlety of Scott Cawthon's work. Had this been some generic horror cartoon, I may've forgiven it for it's incoherent and pretentious plot. However, the fact that Skylegend Animation had the gall to drag FNAF into something this poorly done (Again, save for the animation and creepiness), causes it to go from simply forgettable to plain awful.
- Trialman: As much as I enjoy the Pokemon Alpha Sapphire Extreme Randomizer Nuzlocke by TyranitarTube, I cannot defend his dismissive nature over the death of Enel the Galvantula when fighting ???'s Giratina in episode 34. At first, it begins the usual Really Dead Montage, but not even 5 seconds in, he cuts it off by showing a YouTube comment saying "Fuck Enel!" It comes off as incredibly mean-spirited, just to give one problem, but it's even worse considering how long he deliberated over who to take with him, meaning that all that time making the decision now felt pointless. It's even worse, considering that this is the Elite Four, as in he can't just pull out another one of the Pokemon he caught, which means that this death should have a bigger impact, especially as it was the first Elite Four death, but no, apparently, this death is just a cheap joke. This whole thing gave me doubts about believing in the Peeko.
- TheLemsterPju: I am by no means a recurring watcher of RebelTaxi's videos, but one of his videos I have seen had a moment which screamed unnecessary. When he covered The Modifyers in his "Top 10 Failed Animated Pilots" video, you know what one of the first things he does? Adding a scene from Zonesama's hentai video of the main character (Agent Xero) getting tentacle raped by the villain. It is quite obvious that he has a huge fascination for the parody animator, but it served no purpose to the video at all, other than an apparent promotion for Zone, and at the same time makes him come across as a bit of creep.
- Calamity 2007: I never thought I would not want to watch anything that Vinesauce creator Joel would put out, but him deciding to go through with a No Mercy run in Undertale might be the first time I have to not watch one of his playthroughs. He is clearly distressed throughout the whole playthrough, having grown so attached to the characters, but going through with it to appease his Unpleasable Fanbase. While it is respectable that Joel is a man of his word, it's hard to feel much respect for him caving into the demands of the Vocal Minority of his fanbase, and souring his experience with the game as a whole.
- xxbiasonxxx: Arcade Sushi's 10 Game Franchises That Should've Stayed 2D. Now, I understand that Bubsy, Mega Man X7, Bomberman: Act Zero, Earthworm Jim 3D, and several of the Sonic the Hedgehog games were pretty bad, but really, why did they put in Neo Contra, a game that was actually surprisingly decent, into a list that consisted of bad Polygon Ceiling games, when they should have put the real bad Contra games, Legacy of War and Contra Adventure, onto the list? To top it all off, they say that Neo Contra did major damage to the Contra franchise!
- Brony Ofthe Octaves: Personally, I used to enjoy MLP-Movie reviewer Hunter Reviews (or as his channel is called HeadHunter Productions now) because he played off this review show as a part of the MLP Universe, criticizing bad movies. However, he eventually began to do a series that didn't catch my attention, but it did garner form mix opinion called "It Sucked But I Still Played It", which is Exactly What It Says on the Tin. All was fine... until he pulled a complete 180 and did a video entitled: "Five Nights at Freddy's: It Sucked But I Still Played It". At first, I figured it'd be a video of him just criticizing the difficulty and just not finding it fun, similar to Hype Backlash. What was it instead? A complete Bias Steamroller criticizing the game for being popular, with Hunter giving basically a huge "FUCK YOU!" to the fanbase, Markiplier, JackSepticEye, and even Scott Cawthon! It completely felt like a big middle finger to not just fans of the game, but to Mark's Fans, Jack's fans, and even those who respect Scott. It didn't help the comment section was filled with a slew of Hate Dumb and Fan Dumb attacking each other on whether or not Hunter was in the right. It's even considered Hunter's most polarizing video, and quite honestly made some fans feel he developed a huge Small Name, Big Ego type of thing.
- Reddy Wizard: About The New had a weak but acceptable first episode which correctly presented the main characters. Instead of letting it go, they made it into a double pilot where absolutely nothing happened. The second part introduced two new characters without personality, a Bill Cipher expy and the worst Benny Hill parody you can gasp!
- jmac9345: Before I get any flack for this, let me get out that I love JonTron. He’s one of the greatest and funniest YouTube critics of all time. And although I don’t think he’s had a bad episode per say, he isn’t free from bad moments. For example, I loved both of his Food Games videos as a great, long awaited return to form after StarCade (which was awesome and hilarious in it’s own right) especially with gems like the live horse in his apartment and Grimbo, but there was one aspect of Part 1 that annoyed me. With the Yoshinoya, Global Gladiators, McDonald’s Treasure Land Adventure, and Donald Magical World (especially the former and latter) segments, he barely touched on the games, gameplay wise. Granted, Jon does tend to focus more on comedy rather than actual reviewing, but I feel that he could’ve went a bit more in depth with the games instead of just briefly skimming over them, making a joke, and moving on. It didn’t taint the video for me, I just wish there was a bit more depth to it.
- Assassin-sensei: Demolition D+/DouchebagChocolat produces high-quality/hilarious content 95% of the time I would recommend to any anime fan. However, his rant on lolicon is highly flawed in that he praises High School Dx D's depiction of various breast sizes while having an anti-lolicon attitude (in the same video). DxD is a series which legally could be considered lolicon, and is even banned in New Zealand. This makes his argument highly hypocritical and brings up a requirement to know how he defines "lolicon".
- GF 93: Don't get me wrong, I think One Minute Melee is a very good series for the most part, but my personal DMOS has to go to "Zero vs. Meta Knight". It was a great idea for a fight for various reasons (The two not only both being sword-wielding mentors and friendly rivals to the main heroes of their respective franchises, but also being very popular and badass characters in their own right), so it'd be a great episode for either this series or a Death Battle, right? Sadly not. It was a massive disappointment in several respects, and just overall reeked of wasted potential. The fight itself was very pedestrian for the series' usual fast-paced and exciting standards, with neither character (Especially Meta Knight, who is limited to only his basic swordplay and not even allowed to use his Super Smash Bros. moves or abilities despite using the same voice and appearance from there) really being able to do anything much considering their usual amount of powers and abilities that could have come into play, and the animation was nothing spectacular. Dishonorable mention however, has to go to the ending, for the sheer amount of Critical Research Failure and Out of Character-ness abound from both characters. Zero uses the Rekkoha to summon lightning, Meta Knight Screams Like a Little Girl (Despite him normally being The Stoic and never reacting to anything in such a way in his own series) and lets his guard down, allowing Zero to inflict a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown which ends with him stabbing Meta Knight through the face with his superheated Z-Saber, before slashing upward to bisect him vertically, with blood splattering across the ground from each of the two halves. Not only is it needlessly graphic and brutal for a series whose fights don't normally end in death, but it goes completely against Zero's established character, who outright refuses to kill sentient living beings. With that in mind, he could have easily knocked Meta Knight's sword out of his hand and then sliced his mask off from there, which would have been a nice Call Back to how he's defeated in the Kirby series. The worst part however, had to be Zero's Bond One-Liner afterward, quipping "Just like a training program" to the camera with a big smile and a "^_^" expression on his face as if he didn't just commit brutal murder, before just warping away without so much as a second thought about what he'd done. Again, the canon Zero would never do that. Thankfully, they did redeem themselves later on with the next episode (Bowser vs. Doctor Eggman), but even now, it just leaves a bitter taste with the disrespect shown to both characters. In closing- there's "No Research", and then there's just being inexcusably ignorant. At least with Hercule Satan vs. Dan Hibiki being redone as a Death Battle, there could hopefully be the possibility of it happening with this match as well to properly do the two characters justice.
- JEFFWONTLEAVE: I never had much interest in the Reaction & Review series. Mostly because I usually don’t like either reactions or “I Just Got Done Watching!”-like reviews, but also because I knew the creator, Emer Prevost, for having produced a great amount of rants beforehand that came across as a Jerkass giving very poorly constructed arguments which have not aged very well at all. That being said, unlike most of his Hatedom I didn’t think much about his work beyond that and just decided to let the people who like his content enjoy it. That was changed, however, when he decided to leave a super serious comment on a parody video by gurigorloX satirizing the commentary community, more specifically youngbloodfantasy91. The comment was a preachy piece of misinformed trash like his old rants, but the real point that made it more mind numbingly irritating than those was when he said that Commentaries are not fair use. First off, yes they are. It is part of the Criticism aspect of Fair use. Tons of videos can be technically qualified as commentaries like let's plays, reaction’s and review’s. Second, if this was all true, then why is he friends with people like Clay Claymore and Bluemagus who are known for doing commentaries and having associations (albeit minor) with the community and/or people from it? And lastly, you know those type of videos I mentioned in my first point? They are what make up his entire channel and his main show. If this is just as much a violation of the guidelines as he says it is, what’s his excuse?
- Lord_Chespin: Now, let me make this clear: I do not hate Creepypastas. I admit that, since literally anybody can write them, there are tons of poorly-written ones out there, but there are some decent ones. However, Clockwork: Your Time is Up has burned me bad, and made me wary of Creepypastas in general. It's ostensibly about the origin story of what could kindly be called a female Jeff the Killer ripoff, and the circumstances that led to her becoming a serial killer. Let's forget the fact that the story uses Abusive Parents and incestuous child rape from her brother for nothing more than shock value and making her rampage justifiable. Let's forget the fact that everything goes wrong for our protagonist in an effort to drive her off the deep end, from the aforementioned abuse to bullying. Let's forget the shoehorned-in time imagery. Let's forget the how the parents only take her to a therapist after she sews a smile into her face, and how the therapist runs off as soon as Natalie, the protagonist, starts to show signs of insanity. Let's forget the author's Critical Research Failure about how insane asylums work, especially the lack of a term of any kind of medication (the author has a doctor use the term "mental drugs" to describe the anti-psychotics!). Let's forget the fact that the author's first name is the same as Natalie's, implying an Author Avatar. No, the real Dethroning Moment of Suck is when, empowered by the doctors sticking needles into her, Natalie decides to murder her entire family (including her mother, who did nothing wrong and even tried to stop her abusive dad!). The murders are going to be spoilered for Squick, as they seem like something out of an Itchy and Scratchy cartoon, but here they are: for her mother, Natalie slams her head into a coat hanger, causing her to become paralyzed, then cuts open her chest and rips out her still-beating heart until she bleeds to death. The worst part is, this is the nicest death. For her father, the gives him a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown, then squashes him with a bedpost steamroller-style, causing him to vomit up all his organs. Finally, for her brother, she pins him to the wall with her knives, stabs his eye out with a butter knife, rips off his toes and fingers, and force-feeds him one of his own fingers until he chokes to death. All of this is written in painstaking detail. This is presumably supposed to be their karmatic comeuppance, but it just reeks of Disproportionate Retribution- yes, even for the incestuous child rapist brother. When you begin to pity the incestuous child rapist, it should be a sign that the author's done something horribly, horribly wrong. To the sorrow of pretty much nobody, the story seems to have been deleted from Wattpad, but the evil will never truly go away.
- Dr Zulu 2010: Now, Rerez is a youtuber that I like with his Positives/Negatives videos. However, his video on Star Fox Adventures makes me want to stop watching it before he even got to the first negative. Why? Because at the beginning, he says that he didn't like the game. Now, it's not that he didn't like the game who upsets me (I agree with JonTron on many terms) but because it goes against his own rules he has establised. The purpose of a Negatives video was to find the flaws on a good game that everybody agrees was liked. What's the point when it's considered the worst Star Fox game by most of the community? Sure, he mentions that reviewers like IGN liked it, but there's a thing like critical dissonance (remember the DMC Reboot?) I'm sorry, Rerez but try to see what people has to see about a game before you do one of those videoes. Or, at least, try to make a positive video to counter it.
- cricri3007: Now, I really like Bob Lennon (a French Youtuber), but there is one of his let's play I just can't watch without wanting to punch him in the face. It's his Dying Light one. Yes, zombies games are extremley common and Dying Light doesn't really go for something too original. Yes, he had already pointed the Plot Holes and clichés of pretty much every game he's played. But in this one he almost never stop mocking the game for it's Cliché Storm. And, as bad as his frequent mocking of the game is, even worse is his Running Gag about Neck Snaping people. It's introduced after Kyle has to kill Rahim after he turned into a zombie and from on it never stop. And the fact that he plays Kyle (an extremly Nice Guy) as a "bad guy from Fist of the North Star" just adds to it. Not to mention that he doesn't seem to pay attention to the story that much.
- nickpomar825: I really liked a fair amount of Kipk Kay's videos, even when he started making his videos based around who was sponsoring him. However in his earbud life hack video, the end has him talking about how "sad" he was over the death of David Bowie whilst telling his viewers about how he was listening to a David Bowie biography bought from Audible. Now, I myself was never the biggest fan of David Bowie, but Kip Kay using his death to promote the people sponsoring his videos seemed downright scummy.
- Kablammin 45: GoAnimate "Grounded" videos are something of a guilty pleasure of mine, and there are a few I sometimes watch over and over again just because of how unintentionally hilarious they are. However, words cannot describe how infuriating this particular video (specifically its outrageously mean-spirited ending) was to me. Basically, Caillou's dad/Boris decides to go rob a bank, but Caillou foils Boris's plans by calling the police. What pushed me to cite this as my Dethroning Moment here? Caillou doesn't just get grounded, he winds up arrested for life just for being a baby show character, despite doing something heroic for once. Meanwhile, the police give Boris a luxury jail cell with a full bathroom and TV and allow him to beat up Caillou whenever he wants...just because he doesn't like Caillou. So basically, Boris commits a felony and gets rewarded in the end (aside from being in jail) just because the police side with him over Caillou, who gets the raw end of the deal despite actually doing something good for once. I know that the fanbase hates Caillou and other baby show characters, but, honestly, I don't see how the user thought this was an ending everyone would agree with. (Even the comments section is full of people calling him out over this, so it isn't just me who feels this way.)
- fanboy95: I also find GoAnimate videos of Caillou and Dora getting grounded to be amusing for similar reasons to the above. However, I was disgusted by Isaac Anderson Animation's video Caillou Pees on the Teacher/Assaulted, where Caillou is assaulted by his Dad for peeing on the teacher. What shocked me was that, as "punishment", Caillou gets his penis cut off by his father who then defecates in his mouth and then chases him down to kill him... and that's how it ends. Whereas the punishments are usually absurd as are the things that Caillou, Dora and other characters do to prompt them, this was just plain disturbing and cruel. As if that wasn't bad enough, plenty of GoAnimate users began making videos of characters getting "assaulted"/killed by their parents after that. While I still continue to watch other "grounded" videos as a guilty pleasure, I will probably not forget how bad it was, all things considered.
- Kablammin 45: With all the April Fools Day jokes among games and game companies, there were bound to be a few stinkers. Case in point, this blog relating to Disney Infinity which stated that the highly requested Gravity Falls was getting a Play Set and figures for the game. Obviously it wasn't, and it would have been a very good prank had the poster not snuck an underhanded potshot at the Gravity Falls fanbase by claiming that Darkwing Duck was the only "real" candidate for inclusion in Infinity. Don't get me wrong, I want Darkwing in as much as I want the Pine Twins, but, ugh. If he had just stopped there, the joke would have been pretty funny, but the fact that the poster went out of his way to laugh at the fanbase for believing the prank was real and rubbing his own choice in their faces was just needlessly rude. I almost want the Gravity Falls Play Set and figures to become a reality just to see this guy's name be mud. Almost...
- Skapokon: Not many tropers will know this as this is a Spanish show, but Rareza Jugable (Playable Rarity) was my favourite Youtube Show for a long time and it inspired me to create my own videos. However, the show had gone through a Seasonal Rot so big that not even The Fairly OddParents! can be compared to after his "Review" of The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker. Though, that's not my DMOS, his theory video "Super Mario Who" is. Basically, he tries to compare Super Mario Bros. with Dr. Who, even though the comparisons between the two are minor references that have nothing to do with what the theory is about (these being how the castles in SMB 3 are smaller than Mario... on the minimap and a pointless comparison between the angel statues and the Boos). The theory instead focuses on trying to force the old "X is in Coma and everything is a dream" to the Mario universe, but only to certain games, which are the Spin Offs, Super Mario Bros. 2 and Super Mario Land, for some reason, and explains how everyone except for basically the Mario Brothers, Peach, Bowser and the generic minions are just interpretations of Mario's Mind. Daisy represents how Mario misses Pauline, Pauline represents exactly the same, Wario represents Mario's Evil Side and Baby Mario represents his innocence. Not only he's saying that half of the Mario universe is just a dream for no reason, not only he calls series like Wario Land and Yoshi's Island "Filler", not only he forgets entirely about Donkey Kong Country and Super Mario 64 DS (a "canon" game where Wario is playable), but for some reason he also managed to make us think that the dumb cartoons and the Live-Action movie are part of the real deal even if they were made without Miyamoto or anyone from Nintendo, really. Basically, this theory was the just an overall lame Take That to the Mario games he doesn't like, another way to shoo-in his obsession over Dr. Who and the final nail in Rareza Jugable's coffin.
- Izzy 1: To be honest, GradeAUnderA's video "THE YOUTUBERS COMPLAINING ABOUT DRAMA RANT (Exposing Matthew Santoro)" rubbed me the wrong way, specifically the part where he insulted Let's Play/Markiplier. Now, before you make assumptions, I don't follow Markiplier or watch his stuff, but the fact that Grade was insulting him based on his appearance (having dyed red hair) and for calling himself "Markimoo" (which I heard is something his fans call him) rather than what he actually had to say was disappointing. And when he addressed this in his followup video saying that nobody is immune to criticism, I had 2 problems with that: 1. He was completely missing the point of why people were mad at him, for the most part, thinking that people were mad because Markiplier dyed his hair out of respect for a dead friend/charity (I heard both stories, don't know which is true) and saying he shouldn't be immune to criticism as a result, especially since Mark apparently caused more drama with his video. While I'm not sure if that's true, I think I can say that a lot of people, myself included, were more miffed about the way you attacked him for petty reasons, rather than that. 2. He makes a huge point about saying that everyone should be open to criticism, yet on Reddit, he tried to delete a thread criticizing him for getting "annoyed" by it. Honestly, I was starting to like this guy's content, but these events turned me off from his videos.
- shonengirl: Hoo boy, his Pokémon video... Its hard to point out one moment in particular, but it's basically a series of "jokes" (I think) that have been beaten to death, revived, cut up into tiny pieces, beat up again, horn drilled, and incinerated. And I seriously couldn't tell if it was all supposed to be a bunch of jokes or not due to many of the "jokes" (mainly "hurdy durr Pokeymanz is animal abuse!") being things said with complete seriousness before, and it comes off a lot like some cringy noob ranting about something he knows nothing about, or at least has never played since gen I. The blatant Critical Research Failure all over the place was just painful to sit through, so much so I had to skip through big chunks of it. This was especially jarring since he pulled up the gen I manual, something only hardcore fans usually do, and actually knew that Red is 11... But yet calls Red "Ash", something that no Pokemon fan over 12 would ever do, and he should be relieved that he wasn't swarmed by rabid Red fans by some miracle. If those were jokes, they weren't funny. It doesn't help that the description made me put my hopes up. The only things that were good or new were the bit about him actually getting Red and Blue's ages right, and the mocking of the deviation of game text from what's said in the manual. Everything else is just so cliche and overdone, and I expect more from him. Not to mention it feels like he's trying to jump on the hype train of second wave Pokemania because he can, and free cash. Get gud, Grade, get gud.
- Riley1s Cool- I love RWBY. Oh, I'm sorry, what was that? Penny and Roman? Okay, Penny's dead? That's screwed up. She was adorable, and the show just killed her for no real reason. Pyrrha's traumatized? Okay, that I can deal with. Wait. What was that? What? Roman got a Pet the Dog moment? Oh, how... wait, and then he goes an Roaring Rampage of Revenge due to Neo's Disney Villain Death? Aweso— and then he dies at the end of his epic speech? Well, at least he probably got a Dying Moment of Awesome? No? Eaten Alive by a griffin? A low-level Grimm? Despite just beating the lead? Unrealisti— and then said griffin is immediately pwn'd by an entirely unarmed Ruby, despite him having just beaten her half to death? She just... regenerates? Well, we Never Found the Body. Wait, what's that in the podcast? He's Killed Off for Real? Even though he only took two hits? And henceforth has a nigh-full aura? Well, I can't respond to that. The show's trying to be Darker and Edgier, and missing it. Wait. I can respond. What the fuck?!
- Some New Guy: To say that Pyrrha's death has split the fanbase would be a massive understatement, and I am firmly on the side that absolutely despises it. The entire second half of season 3 really turned me off due to how dark and hopeless it all was, but this was just the clincher that the RWBY I fell in love with was dead. Pyrrha was an amazing character who had so much potential and was just started to get some much needed backstory and development, but nope! Killed off in one of the most graphic and needlessly cruel ways I have ever seen. and the clincher? It didn't have to happen. The revelation of Cinder's betrayal and her role in Penny's death would have been more than enough to trigger Ruby's silver eyes, but instead she, and the fans, just had to get that final kick in the gut. In the end, Pyrrha was nothing more than a prop for Ruby and Jaune's development, and that is absolutely sickening. Easily the single most sickening and insulting instance of Stuffed into the Fridge I have ever had the misfortune of witnessing. And no, the fact that Monty himself planned it from the start does not make it any better. If anything, it makes it worse.
- Everything is awful: Even if she's best off Achilles who died early in life, it still came off as too soon. It's sad no one thought to at least keep her around for a bit longer. I sure hope it's reversed.
- Some New Guy: To say that Pyrrha's death has split the fanbase would be a massive understatement, and I am firmly on the side that absolutely despises it. The entire second half of season 3 really turned me off due to how dark and hopeless it all was, but this was just the clincher that the RWBY I fell in love with was dead. Pyrrha was an amazing character who had so much potential and was just started to get some much needed backstory and development, but nope! Killed off in one of the most graphic and needlessly cruel ways I have ever seen. and the clincher? It didn't have to happen. The revelation of Cinder's betrayal and her role in Penny's death would have been more than enough to trigger Ruby's silver eyes, but instead she, and the fans, just had to get that final kick in the gut. In the end, Pyrrha was nothing more than a prop for Ruby and Jaune's development, and that is absolutely sickening. Easily the single most sickening and insulting instance of Stuffed into the Fridge I have ever had the misfortune of witnessing. And no, the fact that Monty himself planned it from the start does not make it any better. If anything, it makes it worse.
- multibrawlr: Kaneda's Pinball Podcast. For those unfamiliar, Kaneda — aka Chris Kooluris — was a user of both the Killer List of Videogames (KLOV) and Pinside pinball forums. He was (in)famously the subject of several news articles — such as this one — documenting how he turned his New York apartment into an arcade and subsequently lost his fiancée. On the forums, Kaneda became immensely notorious for constantly instigating conflict, sending threatening private messages and creating duplicate accounts to counter moderation. His podcast in general is frankly nauseating to listen to, on account of Kaneda's rambling and ego stroking. However, a few of said episodes are especially tasteless and worthy of mention: Kaneda dedicated an entire episode to labelling another Pinside user as a hypocrite for — despite selling his America's Most Haunted at a premium price — complaining about high resale game prices. In another episode, he denied any wrongdoing upon being banned from Pinside, despite the fact that his online acrimony is still up for display in several threads. But perhaps the most dethroning example of them all is that Kaneda liked to make his grudge/somewhat disturbing obsession with pinball artist Aurich Lawson known in several episodes, to the point of flat-out harassment. It's really no surprise that many online communities have banned Kaneda and wish to distance themselves from him altogether.
- cricri3007: Screen Junkies 's "PLZ explain Warcraft". To keep a long entry short, I knew this was going to be bad when the female guest said that she only played World of Warcraft but then it got worse when they didn't explain anything about the setting. "Blackrock Spir is a raid"? Just that? Nothing on the demons corrupting the orcs? Nothing on where Fel magic comes from? I didn't touch anything Warcraft related in years and I could have done a better job at explaining Warcraft than those two guests.
- Pug Buddies: I had been dissatisfied with Pottermore and its lack of specificity for some time, the article on Remus Lupin's parents and backstory being the only thing I really liked. However, the article on Draco Malfoy was the true Dethroner for me. Let me get something straight first: I realize that Draco is a deeply flawed character; I don't believe he was a Jerk with a Heart of Gold all along; and I think he looks terrible in leather pants. But for the last two books, I identified with him. His experiences in HBP and DH—his nervous breakdown, his hesitation and hedging, the inner conflict he exhibited—echoed my own, growing up in (and later leaving) an abusive fundamentalist household. From the way he behaved in those books, I thought he was a kindred spirit, one who was losing his faith in the cruel god he was raised to serve, knowing he's without allies on either his side or the other side. He was fighting what he thought was his destiny, and it was killing him. That Rowling decided to send him out with a whimper instead of a bang was annoying, but there was always fanfic. And then I read her Pottermore article on him. Turns out, all of that inner conflict that made me identify so strongly with him? Didn't exist. He was always a Jerk With A Heart Of Jerk, and those two years of horror BARELY improved his demeanor. Leaving aside how infuriating this Flanderization was, it brings up some pretty Unfortunate Implications for readers like me. "Oh, yeah, that pain and guilt you're feeling over the choices you've been told all your life were right? That's just your inconveniently awakened conscience, asshole! Think you're becoming a better person? HA! You'll never be a hero! You have nothing to offer society! The best thing you can do for the future is stay out of its way. Maybe your kid will be decent, if you play your cards right, but none of that hell you went through can transform you into a hero. You'll always be a villain." I haven't been to Pottermore since, and I don't plan on reading or watching Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, either. If Rowling thinks that little of readers who identify with Draco, then I see no need to support her latest efforts.
- Melancholy Utopia: I'm a former fan of Happy Tree Friends, but even back when I liked it I couldn't stand the episode "Tongue in Cheek". The thing I often give HTF credit for is that most deaths are so absurd and logic-defying it's difficult to get offended; that most deaths are quick and painless, and if they're not, it's either not dragged on for too long or the characters aren't shown suffering too much. I can't say the same for this episode. Sniffles was never my favourite character, but this episode just took everything too far. To sum this abomination up, he invents a helmet that mind controls the holder, but surprise surprise, his arch enemies, the dreaded ants, get a hold of it and use it on him. What follows is truly brutal even for HTF standards; they force him to eat an apple with razor blades on it and use a propeller to pull his organs out of his snout. Did I mention that during all this time, he screams and cries in agony like it isn't acting? Then in the end, they use his corpse as their new home. This episode convinces me that there are lines that shouldn't ever be crossed, even for a show relying solely on gory humor. I only watched this episode once, and never plan to see it again.
- Tommy Tiger: I was a former fan of HTF, but then I started to hate the show because of some certain person: Fliqpy (not Flippy, he's innocent). Now, I know many people like him, so I'm pretty much one of the only Flippy haters, but I hate him because the episode Party Animal made me realize that he lost all his likability and would go down in history as one of the most heinous animated characters of all time, possibly just as bad as Sho Tucker or even Judge Claude Frollo himself. So here's what happened: a bloated-up Flaky's quills popped some balloons, and surprisingly he flipped-out, killing everybody except Flaky and The Mole (who, aside from being innocent, had also planned a party for him). How he murdered them is as Squick-worthy, graphic, brutal and cruel as his other murders note . He cuts a slice off Toothy's face while he was terrified and begging, in true HTF fashion, him to stop (which made me actually cry in genuine sympathy), ties some balloons on Cuddles, getting him sliced to bits by a fan, carves Nutty like an apple, shoves Mime in a blender and rolls a barrel with Sniffles and knives in it. Seriously, F**K YOU, FLIQPY! You're nothing more than a torturous psychopath who kills people from little to no reason at all! After some thought, I gave up on the show, because of the unfunny Flippy episodes and lack of comeuppance on Fliqpy's part (mostly). And of course Mondo had to put him in more episodes.
- multibrawlr: Maximilian "Max" Christiansen has created some of my favorite Internet shows: Yo Videogames, Assist Me, and The Online Warrior. His entertaining personality — along with his hilarious tutorials — have brought me into the fighting game community (even though I'm not a good player by any means). However, his Dethroning Moment of Suck for me has to do with his involvement with a certain crowdfunded fighting game: Beast's Fury. The game was essentially a Skullgirls wannabe which eventually got cancelled following years of inexperience, online acrimony, and poor budgeting note . Max was offered to have his dog Benny included in the game as a guest character, which was clearly an act of desperation from the developers to entice more people into donating money. However, Max gave them the benefit of the doubt and produced two videos promoting the game, but little did he know of the developer's true incompetence. Where I get upset is that Max didn't do a "follow-up" video addressing the game's failure and has since gone quiet on the subject altogether. I expected him to apologize to his fans and everyone else who donated to the project after watching his videos promoting it, and who were now out of money and unlikely of getting any refunds. I could see that he's perhaps distancing himself from this out of spite of his reputation, but I do believe that he owes some apology to the people that he convinced to fund what eventually became a bad project. And I'm still waiting...
- hydrix: How to recognize a Great/Bad anime in just one episode (by digitbro) is something I watch in general to give myself an idea how you can animate a great opening for something that will last very long and a decent chunk of it is well-made/well-explained... until part 2 when he talks about Lucky Star . Now, the beginning of part 2 already was more of "defending openings I like other people don't" instead of "how a great opening to an anime is structured", but it at least did talk about how these openings still manage to still make a good impression upon first-time viewing, which makes it disappointing for me when he talks more about how the opening of Lucky Star was controversial and how he can relate to this opening, outright ignoring that not everyone feels the same way he does. The next episode is indeed much better, but that part gives you about the same degree of satisfaction as hearing someone that says that he is going to talk about great paintings only to stop in front of one masturbating while watching it. If the anime community is so toxic that users actively and permanently engage in such behavior it goddamn sucks.
- Lolface 123: GameChap was one of the best YouTube channels I had set my eyes upon. I enjoyed their videos thoroughly, their Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe and funny antics managing to make me crack a smile through even a hard day. However, that all changed when the clickbait began rolling in. At first I thought it was nothing and that it was simply nothing more than a phase, if you could call it that. But it kept persisting, over and over and over. And then when I found out about their activities as head moderator on their own forums, up to and including banning people for no reason whatsoever and both disrespecting and downgrading them, for what seemed to me purely in the name of ego, I was livid. For I had a small-time hobby in literature on the side, but despite that I made people welcome, appreciated, respected, regardless of who they were. And then I see the direct inverse of what is happening. All in the sake of some vicious egotist who doesn't even give off the pretension that he cares about it afterwards, even when the consequences could mean the end for his channel. I quickly withdrew my contribution of the subscriber count in disgust. I still visit his profile occasionally, hoping that he decides to once again engage in malicious stupidity so that someone with more sway over YouTube clips his wings for good.
- Berrenta: As much as I like SlimKirby's work, his playthrough of The Legend of Zelda is becoming a low point. It's helpful that he knows about secrets and which item is where, but he never touched on how a lot of items can be utilized (for example, candles to light dark rooms) though that's a nitpick. There's a kicker: Normally he is quite knowledgeable about the games he is playing, but in this one, he remarks that Peahats are completely invincible. Seriously? Had he known that Peahats can be defeated if they're not moving, this could have been better.
- Uttergenius: I'm surprised no one has mentioned Lily Peet yet. She's basically the Ben Croshaw of the MLP Analysis community with her snide and abrasive attitude; so she's bound to be polarizing. I'm not a Brony, but I have watched her videos simply out of curiosity — that is, until her unscripted 3 AM Ramble dated August 2nd, 2016. In it, she states she will never watch Gravity Falls because people keep pestering her to watch the show. That's understandable: excessive hype can kill one's interest in something. But then she says something to the effect of "I'm going to sh*ttalk this show because, f*ck you." Not caving into pressure to watch something is acceptable; threatening to badmouth a show she hasn't even seen solely to piss off its fans isn't. I'm not even one of the people who was apparently bothering her about Gravity Falls, and I felt insulted by this. But that's not all. She goes on to say that she would have liked to see the show on her own time; but now if she watched it, her experience would be tainted by fans not shutting up about it. You know what this means? She's blaming the fans for ruining the show for her rather than her own stubbornness. If this were in a scripted video, this wouldn't be much of an issue since this behavior is simply an act, but this was unscripted, meaning this is likely how she acts in real life. Peet, if you're going to insult your audience like this, at least keep it confined to your main work where we understand it's all for show, not your unscripted stuff where it can easily be taken at face value.
- TomPhanto: As much as I enjoy the plush videos of Super Mario Logan, I did not like "Jeffy's Bad Word!" at all. It's about Jeffy, a mentally handicapped kid who was dumped on Mario's doorstep in "Mario The Babysitter!" and has now become one of the most recurring characters, second only to Bowser Jr. I personally dislike Jeffy episodes because most of them are just making Mario a Cosmic Plaything. The episode starts off with Mario driving to Walmart and he yells at a homeless guy that gets in his way, accidentally calling him a "faggot". Jeffy then starts saying it because he likes the word. And as expected, the episode is about Mario getting into trouble because Jeffy won't stop saying "faggot". What makes this a DMoS for me is what happens at the end. Mario gives Jeffy a spanking because he wouldn't stop saying "faggot". Mario is arrested, accused of child molestation, and is registered as a felon and sex offender, all just for trying to discipline Jeffy. I know Mario's supposed to be a Butt Monkey in this show, but I felt the episode went way too far with the abuse.
- Meta Master 54610: You'd think Logan would have learned his lesson from the fiasco Jeffy's Bad Word caused. He knew full well how loathed that video was, so you'd think he'd know better than to create Jeffy's Bad Word 2.0 in the form of 'Locked Out'. The plot of the video is that Mario is trying to get Jeffy to eat his peas, promising him chocolate cake if he eats his peas. Rather than eating his peas, Jeffy pours them onto his high chair seat and tries to lie to Mario about it. When Mario rightfully denies him chocolate cake for not actually eating his dinner, Jeffy throws a tantrum. Admittedly, it was a dick move to have Mario eat a piece of chocolate cake in front of Jeffy, but what happens next is disproportionate retribution at its finest. Jeffy tricks Mario into going outside, then locks him out so he can steal the cake. He locks all the doors and traps Mario outside. In this video, Jeffy clearly has malicious intent, and knows EXACTLY what he's doing. Mario is locked outside in the cold, trying everything he can to get back inside. And then the Brooklyn Guy shows up, and when he shows up in a Jeffy video, you immediately know Mario is in for a bad time. The Brooklyn Officer thinks that Mario is trying to break into the house, and when he talks to Jeffy about it, the little bastard lies and says he's never seen Mario before in his life. Of course the Brooklyn Guy takes Jeffy's word over Mario's and threatens to arrest him if he ever goes near his OWN HOUSE again. Mario is rightfully PISSED at this point, mumbling threats to assault and murder Jeffy, and honestly, after everything Jeffy's done to him, it's hard to blame him for wanting revenge. He tries to get inside through the air vents, and ends up crashing down on the floor, seemingly unconscious. Jeffy sees Mario lying on the floor, and, infuriatingly, grabs him and LITERALLY THROWS HIM BACK OUTSIDE WITHOUT A WORD. Eventually, Mario BEGS Jeffy to just let him inside, which Jeffy refuses to do unless Mario gets him more chocolate cake. So Mario does get another chocolate cake...Which Mario hides in so that he can get inside. When Mario pops out of the cake, he chases Jeffy in a rage...And gets locked out AGAIN. And of COURSE it ends with him getting arrested and Jeffy getting off scott-free for his actions, because Logan REFUSES to freaking PUNISH this kid for the awful things he does. This is honestly the video that cemented my absolute LOATHING of Jeffy as a character. He's nothing more than a braindead, unfunny little sociopath that exists for the sole purpose of making Mario's life a complete and utter nightmare, and he's WELL AWARE of that fact. I am very disappointed in Logan. I thought he would have known better after the last time he made a video where Mario was unfairly tormented because of Jeffy...
- Riley1s Cool: Ye gads, Smosh. I can tell you their "Smash Rap" video firmly turned me off of their content. First off, Megaman is a Creator's Pet to the highest degree, being the main character. From the start I could tell it wasn't gonna go well, but it got worse as it went on. Effectively, Rock and and Samus start Battle Rapping. No problem, right? Except Megaman strictly uses misogynistic insults, and his verse amounts to calling one of the most famous Action Girl characters in gaming a whore. "You only got in the game because you give the best Down-B, players only pick you to stare at your tits, etcetera." (And yes, these are actual lines.) Then she has an awesome comeback, telling him off, and he tells her it isn't a beauty pageant and he beats her anyways. Then they bring Villager in, and he ends up being Nightmare Fuel at the expense of Animal Crossing. And then after Megaman blasts him away, who should show up but Mario himself! Except Mario's such a dick that it ends up where you can't care about either, even when Megaman delivers yet another Curb-Stomp Battle. I get that rap battles are mean, but derailing characters for them is not a good purpose, and being sexist to Samus is never okay.
- Kira Doom: The Aura Guardian's "Pokémon With Odd Gender Ratios". As someone who hates gender stereotypes, I should have known this was going to be bad, but I was still curious. And it wasn't just as bad as i expected; it was worse. Pointing out that feminine-looking Pokemon can actually be male (or masculine-looking Pokemon can be female) isn't bad on it's own, he keeps saying that it's weird how some Pokemon don't conform to a certain appearance, almost as if it's a bad thing. He also keeps forgetting that while some Pokemon can invoke Dude Looks Like a Lady or Lady Looks Like a Dude, in most cases, Pokemon who aren't the gender they appear to be are usually still the minority. This makes it seem like the Aura Guardian doesn't want any Pokemon to look like one gender and be another, which adds even more Unfortunate Implications. It doesn't help that he states these ratios and/or shows them onscreen. But what offended me the most was a sketch in the video: the video's guest star doesn't believe that one of the mentioned Pokemon has an "odd" gender ratio, then turns and talks to a plush toy of a Spritzee. He assumes the Spritzee is a female, but then "she" speaks in a deep, manly voice, and the guy is shocked. This whole thing makes it seem like defying gender norms is bad, and as a proud feminist who doesn't believe that gender norms should exist, it left a sour, bitter taste.
- Pgj 1997: I don't watch ChannelFrederator's 107 Facts series. For one, the videos are way too long for me to get through in one sitting, and it's a given that they cheaply pad out the lists by giving each individual fact it's own entry, as opposed to grouping facts together like any other list would do, on a regular basis. Though, out of curiosity, I watched the episode on Miraculous Ladybug, being a fan of the show. Simply put, this video doesn't give a good first impression. To start off, the person they picked for this list has a very dull, clearly uninterested voice. Not only does this not do a good job of keeping the viewer engaged, which you need for a video that's almost half an hour long, but there's plenty of other Frederator Studios members that could have done the job better, including people that did previous lists in the series. To pour salt on the wound, the voice is accompanied by bad audio quality, significantly lowering the video's presentation. Did I mention this channel is a YouTube partner? The list itself isn't any better though. Most of the list consists of nothing but facts that most of the fans already know about at this point, or bottom-of-the-barrel entries like Shout Outs and animation errors, which are petty at best. A few stand out entries on the list are as follows. Fact number 9 is... a list of anime that Toei Animation worked on previously. Okay, ignoring the fact that Toei has a small part in the production of this show, how is this relevant to the topic at hand? The only show they list that's even remotely similar to Miraculous Ladybug is Sailor Moon, as if that wasn't obvious enough. Just because a company worked on more than one show doesn't mean it warrants a spot on the list, especially a big name company like Toei. Fact number 12 is the fact that the show uses Transformation Sequences. Which is a given, considering the show's genre. Also, they call them "lengthy", even though they only last about 15 seconds in the actual show. Fact number 50 is, and I quote "In the Toei PV, the Louve gets blown up, and the Arch De Triomph is cut in half by a pillar of light. I mean, what's a superhero hero story without a city being completely demolished?" How is this a fact that warrants its own entry? This isn't interesting in the slightest, and people who already watched the PV already know this. And fact number 107 is... the fact that season 2 and 3 are confirmed. Really anticlimactic, isn't it? You can tell they were really scrapped for ideas, and just threw this together anyway. All of this could've easily been avoided if they just waited for more episodes to come out, thus creating more material to work with, instead of piggybacking off the show's surprise success just for a quick cash grab.
- chucknormie: While I think LeafyIsHere is a youtuber who is mediocre at best, what with his unfunny humor, selectively chosen game footage to make him appear as godlike at video games as possible, and bad editing, "THE KEEMSTAR RANT" is when his channel jumped the shark for me. The entire video is just one giant mess of hypocrisy. None of the criticisms leveled at Keem are original; they've been used by other channels before, and several of the criticisms Leafy says could also easily apply to himself. Not only that, but Leafy used to actually be friends with Keem, but never brings it up! The entire video was just Calvin activating his hero complex in the most obnoxious way possible, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who cheered when iDubbbzTV absolutely roasted him in his "Content Cop" series for many of the reasons I've brought up here.
- Awesomekid42: His response to said iDubbbzTV video was quite possibly the most embarrassing reaction to criticism I've ever seen from a youtuber. Disregarding how he acts as if the original video is meant to be an "exposed video" (because clearly if somebody expresses not liking your content it means that they're trying to expose you) the majority of Leafy's video is filled with moments that are just painful to sit through, such as pretending that the chin joke was meant to be a serious point against him, acting as if needlessly long transitions being a small thing somehow means the issue doesn't exists (along with thinking that AIDS and ADHD are the same thing but I digress) acting as if criticizing him for not being funny is a worthless criticism by essentially saying "The Weather Channel isn't funny so it's shit" despite Calvin putting a focus on comedy in his videos so being unfunny would actually hurt the quality of the video, and trying to derail Idubzzz's points by taking shots at other videos made by Idubzzz (some several years prior to the original video) that doesn't affects the original criticisms in the slightest. A terrible video filled with points that added nothing of substance that only exists because he couldn't handle being criticized.
- kensu: Snopes is a pretty good example of how credulous web users used to be in the '90s and 2000s. Whatever Snopes had to say on any urban myth was gospel; no argument. These days, however, they've mostly been replaced by Wikipedia and various blogs which allow user interaction and fact-checking. The scales fell from my eyes over two myths and the way that the moderators of Snopes handled them. The first is the famous case of The Dating Game, where a housewife gave a ribald response to the question: "what is the strangest place you've ever had sex". Snopes started out saying this was fake, but imagine our surprise when a video of it emerged. Snopes continued to claim the legend was fake, because some (but not all) accounts of the legends involved a black couple, and the couple in the video was white. Basically Snopes was claiming that the legend wasn't true, there just happened to have been another incident that perfectly matched the legend, but wasn't actually the incident that was being referred to. Snopes eventually very reluctantly changed the status of this myth to true. The second case was that of The Wooden Bomb. The original page said this myth was false, citing no references. This was followed with a long paternalistic lecture about how the legend couldn't be true, which makes it pretty clear that they never bothered to research it. It then came out that the legend was true, and it took a very long time for Snopes to acknowledge that. In the interim Snopes went to rather insane lengths to ensure that their site can't be archived, so it's impossible for anyone to see the history of their positions on various myths. Bad form, indeed!
- I Am Not Beast: I used to enjoy Lockstin's theories. I used to think he blew Game Theory out of the water. And then he started doing Pokémon Sun and Moon theories. The first one was... passable, but the ones that followed just kept getting more and more ridiculous, and relied more and more heavily on Bat Deduction. The point where I quit was when he claimed that Type: Null was created by Team Skull, who is a street gang. How would a street gang be able to create a mutant monster? They aren't scientists, they're just simple thugs! They just do things like block roads and steal shit! I could see them trying to capture Solgaleo or Lunala, but genetic experimentation? Lockstin, I know you're trying to play a crazy conspiracy theorist in these videos, but don't you think you're getting a little too into character? Hopefully he'll go back to making good theory videos, in the meantime I'll just wait for Sun and Moon to come out and disprove his ridiculous claims.
- Dr Zulu 2010: I like Cinematic Excrement and its reviews. But there is somethng about his Fantastic Four (2015); mainly when he talks about the rather controversial Race Lift of Johnny Storm from white to black, he says that those who said that are Trump supporters. I hate Trump myself but that's not the point, the point is he generalised people into one group of people even if some of them has legitimate critisism about this change; like how he is black, yet Sue is white, how it goes against 60 years of continuity or if they wanted to have a black Fantastic Four member, why not Reed, Ben or, hell, why not both the Storm siblings. But nope! You don't like the black Johnny Storm, y'all Trump supporters. I'm not against political jokes but, like all jokes, they have to be well written and well executed, not used to soapbox your thoughts on the matter. Let's hope you're gonna take this to a minimum, Smeghead.
- JEFFWONTLEAVE: I personally think that commentary videos get a bad rep nowadays. They have drastically improved from what they were back in 2011 with much more insight and humor. One prime example of this is Rion "Rhino" Mills, considered by many to be the best one out there. Which makes his DMOS, Response to Mr Enter even more painful. The video itself could have been better if it was worked into a main commentary on his channel or People who did the B.O.P commentary on Mr.Enter's troll video did the response, but instead it's just a lazy response that come's across as filler for a Massive Multiplayer Crossover channel. But the main issue I had with this video that turned it From Bad to Worse was the last 3 minutes where he tries to come across as The Last DJ who is trying to help save the poor misinformed fans of this horrible person who made a video he hated on youtube instead turned the entire response to a very mean-spirited, arrogant and completely uncalled for rant about Mr.enter. For someone who is well known for being very well reasonable and yet still blunt and to the point, this seemed completely out of character for him and added nothing of value to the commentary. As a person who hated that troll video as much as, if not more so then him, I was completely furious with this video and was considering just giving up on the commentary community all over again, but I decided to give him one more shot and he did win me back. But I'm still not forgiving him for that train wreck any time soon.
- FromtheWordsofBR: Definitely gonna have to agree. While the actual video in question was actually pretty good (with many good points), this response was just...bleh, especially since both Rion and B.O.P. have done much better videos. It starts out fine, but it would've felt better if it were just a Quickie on Rion's normal channel. And then the last 3 minutes come in. That Last DJ attitude just rubs me the wrong way because he and the others in B.O.P. criticize Johnny for being hypocritical when Rion just did the same thing here (acting egotistical in his hate for Mr. Enter and rallying up all his fans to unsubscribe because of a video he didn't like and [somewhat] attack users who dislike the video, while criticizing Mr. Enter for being egotistical with his hate for trolls). Which is beyond mind-numbing because he's normally excellent at avoiding hypocrisy. All in all, it's a rare misstep for a normally flawless commentator, perhaps one of his only ones so far.
- Tommy Tiger: I've never watched these, but the "X tells Y (a villain) Something" videos are just awful, because of the disproportionate political rank in the videos. We've had such monstrosities as "Roquefort tells the Queen of Hearts to be quiet", "Max tells Governor Ratcliffe to get his own life" and Vicky telling Prince John BED TWERP" (the last one's particularly dumb, as the one who addresses Prince John is as bad as him, if not worse). However, none of these were the motive for this entry. Nope, it was the video "Tommy and Tallulah (I don't know where are they from, but they are freaking kids) tell Prince John to stop and tell him off". I fail to see any logic behind those characters giving the villains a "The Reason You Suck" Speech. It's a failed attempt at making a Moment of Awesome that beginned with someone making this kind of video and others hopping on the bandwagon.
- Hulking Cetacean: Josh Scorcher for "Response to Lily Peet" for completely different reasons than that videos comment section would say i would call it a DMOS ... i used to think he used to be a good person who didnt like the dark side of the internet...then he went to 8chan and Kiwi farms to dig up their posts on Lily Peet they have kept in a stalker-like fashion and THEN in the video tells his fans not to send her death threats and has never called them out like he has done before when they inevitably did (and they linked proof that they did in the comment section of the video) but the fact that he calls himself a Christian and openly went to hate filled sites that stand for everything that Christianity is against disgusts me.
- Phantom Dusclops 92: I just discovered Clay Claymore and his commentary on The Mysterious Mr. Enter's videos, enjoying his commentary on how much Enter overreacts to stuff... until I got to "MysteriousMrEnter GO (the fuck away)!", his commentary on Enter's "The Return of Slade" review. As usual, he goes to notice that Enter overreacts, makes unfunny jokes and stuff... until he goes out of border saying that all the shows Enter said he likes in the review (Gravity Falls, Steven Universe, Star vs. the Forces of Evil and My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic) are overrated crap, basically saying that if you like any of these shows, you're an overreacting manchild. I find that offensive.
- Tommy Tiger: There's an awful video on the internet. It revolves about Tom killing Jerry (this video is so messed up I'm not even providing a link!). I don't find Jerry to be mean, unlike other people, but I can understand why some people think of that. It shows Jerry getting killed by Tom with an axe, leading to a pool of blood (no joking) covering him (Jerry). In other words, Jerry gets brutally killed by Tom. Without a trace of Gory Discretion Shot. And this is treated as a good thing! So this video basically implies that the poor mouse deserves to die just because he defends himself from Tom with more meanness than should. Not even canon Tom would stoop that low! But apparently it's okay for the Tom in this video to slaughter Jerry like this because he (mostly understandably) pesters him. Because that's totally a reasonable and sane reaction! I will never forgive the blatant hypocrisy in that person's criticism (which was already overly scathing and gruesome to start with). This crosses both Black Comedy and Author Tract, going more into "So funny, I forgot to laugh" territory. Even I'd find the death of my personal Scrappies scary and totally not funny at all.
- Sugarp1e1: The Warcraft entry of GameSpot's Worst Reviewed Movies of 2016 rubbed me the wrong way. For the majority of the list, the narrator of this video spent a decent amount of time for each entry explaining why each movie is bad. Nine Lives isn't funny, The Do-Over is yet another braindead Adam Sandler comedy, Zoolander 2 is just a rehash of the original, etc. But for the Warcraft entry, they decide to just show a single clip of what they expected from the movie and compare it to multiple clips from the actual movie, with Flat "What." reactions thrown in-between, to make the classic "This is what we wanted, but this is what we got. Therefore it sucks" argument. While the argument itself isn't bad, the execution was just...lazy and weak. I know that they were trying to invoke the "It speaks for itself" argument and that if the person watching this video was a Wo W fan who agreed with Game Spot's opinion of the movie, it most likely would. But what about all the people who never played the game or watched the movie? If they're anything like me, they'd probably be confused as to why they think the movie is bad. What exactly were they trying to say? That the movie was boring? That it was silly? That it didn't feel the games it was adapted from? I'm just guessing here. Call me stupid, but I don't get it. I'm not saying they should've sat down and spelled it out to us, just that they could've explained why the movie is bad instead of just lazily pasting some clips together with little to no review. Also, in the Zoolander 2 entry, they state that even Justin Bieber's death scene couldn't save this movie. If the joke ended there, it'd okay. But instead they decide to shoehorn a clip of the infamous scene from CSI where Justin is shot dead, despite the fact that CSI has nothing to do with the topic of the list at hand. In other words, they used Zoolander 2 as an excuse to pander to Justin Bieber's haters and make a "Justin Bieber must die" joke. That, to me, is the equivalent of making an "MC Hammer is broke" joke: an old joke that just isn't funny anymore.
- Asue: hotdiggedydemon's review of The Powerpuff Girls 2016 reboot was a massive disappointment. Now, I do admit to like hdd's stuff (through I don't really like his gross jokes). But this was... Ugh. First of all, this review came waaaaaaay after the initial reaction towards the show (in December of 2016, while the show premiered on April 4, eight months earlier), a.k.a it's old news. I wouldn't usually have a problem with someone reviewing something that was reviewed to death, as long as they bring something new to the table. But he didn't. None of his points were any original or felt fresh whatsoever (from ranting about the reboot toning down the violence, which isn't the cartoon's fault but rather because of the Moral Guardians who complained about the original show's violence, to talk about the main characters not getting their old voice actresses back to the twerking bit). Second, his smug tone during the video made him look like he was trying way too hard to be like "I know better than you, Powerpuff Girls 2016 team" (especially when he actually challenges them to watch this video, which reeks of pretentiousness) and made me cringe. And third, he was reading too much into the supposed "anti-feminism" stuff (which was made up just to make the show look like a sexist piece of crap while not even trying to be funny in the process). And this is coming from someone who thought the reboot was "meh". (Also, what was up with that random Take That towards Star Wars at the end? That was pointless and not even remotely connected to the review at all.)