Adamant Ditto is a collaborative gaming channel. They make several different videos, but their main feature are their Let's Plays
, which they refer to as Let's Try that Again, due to the fact that they are terrible at games and abuse save states. Other features are reviews, Pokémon battles, countdowns, podcasts, and more.
Adamant Ditto is made up of several members. These members include:
- Matt: A founding member. He's in almost every video, does most of the editing, recording, let's plays, etc.. Also prone to musical outbursts.
- Ricky: A founding member. He appears just as frequently as Matt, and he knows A LOT about games.
- Don: Also does some technical help with Adamant Ditto, his main character trait is trolling the shit out of everyone.
- Jess: The main female in the group. She doesn't talk much, and laughs a lot. The guys say they keep her around because she "makes them feel funny."
- Josh: The face of Adamant Ditto. He makes terrible jokes, and then constantly repeats them. According to Ricky, "He's the funniest, yet the least funny of them".
- Phil: Phil is, according to everyone else, the best of AD at video games. Plus, he's British.
- Tim: The "phantom" of Adamant Ditto. Whenever he does show up though, expect him to be incomprehensible.
- David: The oldest member of Adamant Ditto, often said to be the "most offensive" in terms of jokes.
- Carissa: Matt's girlfriend. Not really much of a gamer, but she does play a few games with Matt. According to Matt of all people, she is secretly in love with Josh.
- Amanda: Originally a fan of the show. Don's girlfriend.
Others have moved on to their own projects, but still pop in every now and then to visit.
- Kyle: A founding member. Sort of like the group's straight man. Except when he trolls in Portal 2.
- Steven: An artist, animator, and gamer. When he's not messing around with AD, he's making art on his channel, StevRayBro
- Viper: She did help found the channel, but appears the least of them all. This is because, sadly, she has a life. She is the self-proclaimed girliest nerd ever.
Most of the Let's Try that Agains are streamed on Twitch
, until they moved to Hitbox
and then later uploaded to Youtube
. They have let's played over 50 games. These games (in order of Youtube upload date) include:
- Mega Man 2, played by Ricky.
- Mega Man 3, played by Ricky.
- Mega Man 4, played by Ricky.
- Metroid: Fusion, played by Ricky.
- Kirby Super Star, played by Ricky, Matt, and Don alternating every game mode.
- Mega Man 5, played by Ricky.
- Final Fight 2, played by Don and Matt, Don goes solo for the final boss.
- Super Mario RPG, played by Ricky.
- Mega Man 6, played by Ricky.
- Mega Man, played by Ricky.
- Mega Man Legends 3 Fan Game, played by Matt and joked about it being the last demo of the game before the game was cancelled.
- Mega Man 7, played by Ricky.
- Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, played by Matt.
- The Great Circus Mystery Starring Mickey and Minnie Mouse, played by Ricky and Matt.
- Luigi's Mansion, played by Matt.
- Kirby's Dream Land 3, played by Ricky and Matt.
- Aladdin for the SNES, played by Don.
- Mega Man X, played by Ricky.
- Portal, played by Don.
- Astro Boy: Omega Factor, played by Ricky.
- Sonic the Hedgehog 2, played by Ricky.
- Sonic Generations Blind, played by Matt.
- Sonic 3 and Knuckles, played by Ricky.
- Mega Man X2, played by Don.
- Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, played by Ricky.
- Sonic the Hedgehog, played by Matt.
- Mega Man X3, played by Don.
- Pokémon Yellow Version, played by Kyle.
- Mega Man 8, played by Don.
- Kirby's Epic Yarn, played by Matt and his girlfriend Carissa.
- Final Fight, played by Don and Matt.
- Sonic R, played by Matt as an April Fool's Joke.
- Venom/Spider-Man: Separation Anxiety, played by Ricky and Matt.
- Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game, played by Matt and Carissa.
- Mega Man X4, played by Don.
- Sailor Moon R, played by Ricky and Matt.
- LittleBigPlanet, played by Matt, Don, Josh and Phil.
- Wario Land 4, played by Ricky.
- Super Mario World: Get that Mess Outta Here. Alright., played by Matt, ROM hack of Super Mario World made by a fan.
- Kirby's Nightmare in Dream Land, played by Ricky
- Final Fight 3, played by Don and Matt. Start of Beat-em-up month.
- WWF Betrayal, played by Matt.
- Mighty Final Fight, played by Matt.
- The Punisher, played by Ricky and Matt.
- Captain Commando, played by Don and Matt.
- Knights of the Round, played by Don and Matt.
- X-Men, played by Matt, Don, Josh, and Phil. End of Beat-em-up month.
- The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, played by Matt.
- Pokémon Puzzle League Challenge, played by Kyle.
- Sesame Street Countdown, played by Matt.
- Metroid: Zero Mission, played by Ricky.
- Pokémon Snap, played by Matt.
- Super Mario 64, played by Matt, Don, Phil, and Ricky alternating every 15 stars.
- Left 4 Dead 2, played by Matt, Don, Jess, and Kyle. Phil fills in for Kyle for the first few Campaign stages.
- Street Fighter X Mega Man, played by Phil.
- Portal 2 Co-op, played by Matt and Kyle.
- Parappa the Rapper, played by Phil.
- Castlevania, played by Matt.
- Final Fantasy VII, played by Ricky (ongoing).
- Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon, played by Ricky and Matt. Start of Beat-em-up Month: Revengence.
- Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure, played by Ricky.
- Cadillacs and Dinosaurs, played by Matt and Phil.
- The Simpsons Arcade Game, played by Matt, Don, Josh, and Jess.
- Alien vs. Predator, played by Ricky and Don.
- Metal Slug 3, played by Don and Amanda. This marks Amanda's first appearance in a Let's Try That Again.
- Garfield: Caught in the Act, played by Matt.
- Back to the Future, played by Matt
- Disney's Mulan, played by Phil
- Ninjabread Man, played by Don
- The Typing of the Dead, played by Matt
- Shrek Swamp Kart Speedway, played by Ricky
- Wreck-It Ralph, played by Matt
List of tropes
- Action Bomb: That Snorlax went out in a glaze of blory.
- Action Girl: Carissa in Kirby's Epic Yarn and Scott Pilgrim. Jess in Left 4 Dead 2.
- Actually Pretty Funny: Josh.
- Adorkable: Every single one of them.
- April Fools' Day:
- Ascended Fangirl: Amanda.
Phil: I'm the baddest son of a bitch who ever lived.
- In the Q&A video, everyone agrees Phil is the best of them at video games. His self proclaimed title isn't far off.
- Battle Intro: In their Pokemon Showdown videos.
- Berserk Button: Don't bring up Yanma, Sonic Chronicles, or Eggman Nega around Matt.
- Kyle's eyes turn red if you talk about Angry Birds
- Jess wants to set the Pokemon Gothitelle on fire.
- Throughout Metal Slug 3, Ricky likens his disdain of Kiddy Kong to Matt's hatred of Yanma. Naturally, it becomes a running gag for the whole rest of the let's play.
- Beware of the Nice Ones: In Mega Man 7, Ricky snaps. See here.
- Blatant Lies:
- In Super Mario 64, Phil tries to do the Wing Cap course, but can't access it because he C-Buttons aren't configured correctly. Ricky then asks what he's talking about, because they just passed him the Nintendo 64 controller.
Matt: We're all on the same couch. All seven of us.
Matt: Move over Josh.
Matt: My elbow is-
Don: Oh my god, Ricky! Why'd you punch me in the face?
Ricky: Because you touch yourself at night!
Josh: (while laughing) What?!?
Phil: And he would know, because he's seen it.
- British Accent: Phil.
- Butt Monkey: Yanma.
- Casting Gag: Viper was active early on, but stopped participating in Adamant Ditto videos due to real life. When the Final Fantasy VII Let's Try That Again came along, guess what Ricky named Aeris?
- Catch Phrase: Whenever two or more people say the same thing or have a similar thought, someone declares they are sharing a "brain couch."
- The Cast Showoff: Matt singing fast in Alien vs. Predator, while Josh is quite the proficient pixel artist.
- The Chew Toy: Tim. (So much so that he was downgraded from "Butt Monkey.")
- Chick Magnet: From Kirby's Dream Land 3:
Matt: I want to play as Gooey, chicks dig the tongue.
- Colbert Bump: Due to their Pokemon sprite videos, countdowns, reviews, partnership, and Pokemon Yellow Part 29 being in the related videos section of a weird toothbrush video.
- Couch Gag: The "Intro Quotes" at the beginning of each video.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: David's Scrafty vs Matt's whole team
: We can't put this one on YouTube
cause it'll get taken down for violence.
- Deadpan Snarker: All have their moments, mainly Phil and David.
- Demoted to Extra: Viper is one of the four (along with Matt, Ricky and Kyle) who started the channel, and she appears least often out of all twelve members.
- Department of Redundancy Department: From Metroid Fusion.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: In a Pokemon Showdown Battle between Matt and Josh, Matt takes out Josh's Volcorona out with a Marill. And no, it wasn't a random battle.
- Even the Guys Want Him: Tim, from Kirby's Epic Yarn.
Matt: Oh, Tim! You're gonna have some babies!
Tim: I know, I'm gonna have an opportunity to reproduce! Something no one ever thought was possible!
Steven: I'd like to note that I don't believe two males...
Ricky: You gotta believe in the heart of the cards! Anything is possible!
- Failed a Spot Check: Near the end of Sailor Moon R, Ricky and Matt learn they can use a projectile attack. Their reactions are priceless.
- Fan Community Nickname: Members of the Adamant Ditto fandom are often called "Shiny Dittos"
- Five-Man Band: According to Matt:
- Freudian Slip: From Kirby Super Star, during the Halberd Reactor fight.
Josh: Everytime I face this boss, I always say, "STOP HITTING YOURSELF," like a little Jew...jerk
- Funny Afro: Josh.
- Funny Background Event: Throughout the beginning of Portal 2, Don changed his Steam name to "Pro Tip" and randomly sends messages to Matt on the loading screens and during the game. Some tips are actually kind of helpful, but the majority are just for laughs.
- Genre Savvy: Everyone is for the most part. Rick, Jess, and especially Kyle will cite tropes by name.
- Hey, It's That Guy!: David is also known as Tonberry2k, who you may recognize from here.
- Insistent Terminology: "Let's Try That Agains" are NOT "Let's Plays."
- Iconic Outfit: Matt's no Yanma shirt.
- Jerk Ass: Tim.
- Laugh Track: Jess.
- Lethal Joke Character: Tennis Ball the Marill.
- Mistaken for Racist: David often teases with this.
Matt: How are you supposed to tell yourself apart from the other Predators?
Don: I don't know!
David: So all Predators look alike to you?
- And again in a random Pokemon battle:
David: Beautifly is a thing?
Ricky: Yeah, Beautifly. It evolves from, uh, one of the 'coons. (Silcoon or Cascoon)
David: Hey, you watch it.
Ricky: I don't know the difference between the goddamn 'coons. It's one of 'em.
David: This is not helping.
- Never Heard That One Before: From Pokemon Yellow.
Tim: Catch a Caterpie, evolve it into a Metapod, and call it PENIS.
Josh: Because everyone's done that.
Tim: PENIS used Harden. PENIS used Harden. PENIS used Tackle, Tackle, Tackle, Tackle, STRING SHOT!
Josh: To the face.
Kyle: Tim, you do that again and I'm gonna boot you.
- No Indoor Voice: Matt, among others, regarding the topic of BEAT 'EM UP MONTH!!!
Matt: BUMPER BAAAALLLLSSS!!
- One of Us: TV Tropes is frequently quoted in their Let's Try That Again series.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Viper. David was also first referred to as Ton, but they dropped that.
- Overly Long Gag: This entire Pokemon battle
- Put On The Bus: Viper, because she got a life.
- Red Baron: Mad Phil, the Thrill of the Kill, Psycho Sykes Doominater...also known as Rogultgot.(RObot GUy phiL, That Guy Over There)
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: Matt's reaction towards Marill.
- Running Gag: Now has its own page
- Shout-Out: Far too many to count, ranging from Pixar movies to Simpsons episodes, to even the Shiny Dittos themselves.
- Self-Imposed Challenge: Ricky playing through Mega Man 2 without using Metal Blades
- Some Call Tim Tim
- Straight Man: Kyle, usually.
- That's What She Said: One from Pokemon Yellow and one from Luigi's Mansion
- Tomboy and Girly Girl:
- Jess (tomboy) and Viper (girly girl).
- Jess (tomboy) and Carissa (girly girl)
- Viper (tomboy) and Carissa (girly girl).
- Trademark Favorite Food: Don is often associated with chocolate.
- Troll: Don's defining character trait.
Tim: Can you guys hear me?
- Kyle and Matt deal their fair share to each other in the Portal 2 Co-op.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Frequent bouts of this occur between all of them, though there are some sets that stand out.
- Matt and Tim
- Rick and Matt
- Rick and Kyle
- The Watson: Usually Kyle.
- We Are Experiencing Technical Difficulties: Truly, nobody is perfect.
- Several let's try that agains were lost due to computer problems.
- In Kirby's Dream Land 3, Carissa calls Matt via phone, and Matt can't figure out how to mute his mic in time. He didn't even cut it out in post-production.
- In The-Thousand Year Door, Carissa wanted to be in a few videos, so Matt used a mic that can record both their audio. Unfortunately, Matt didn't make sure that it was compatible with the streaming program. Basically, it there were a few videos of the group talking to someone who wasn't there. Matt did re-record himself in post, though.
- While not a technical difficulty, at the end of their Q&A, Kyle falls asleep, and no one wants to kick him from the call. Hilarity ensues.
- Wham Line: From Mega Man 7: Dr. Wily Stage 1
Matt: This video is almost thirty minutes long.
Ricky: Will you shut the fuck up?
( Cue about a minute and a half of Careless Whisper with the words "AWKWARD SILENCE" flashing across the screen)
- What Could Have Been: One of the names considered for the channel was "Bubble Lead," but that was taken.
- Yank the Dog's Chain: In The Thousand-Year Door, Tim bothers Matt several times to guess Doopliss's name as Yanma. When it comes time for Matt to guess, his first guess is Tim Sucks