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Lets Play: Captain Sparklez
Jordan Maron, better known under his YouTube alias CaptainSparklez, is a Let's Player and YouTube star who is based in Santa Barbara, California. His channel predominantly features videos made with Minecraft, be they mod playthroughs, adventure maps, challenge maps, and so on and so forth, although he does supplement his channel with various games such as Trouble In Terrorist Town, Garry's Mod, and many others. Jordan is often known for his rather dorky yet endearing personality when on camera, as opposed to many other Let's Play series, which tend to be wackier, though in many cases this leaves Jordan as The Comically Serious. He used to post under the channel of ProsDONTtalkSHIT, but has since abandoned that channel owing to its somewhat more vulgar name, in part at least.

In August 2013, Jordan reached 5 million subscribers, becoming one of the most popular gaming channels on YouTube. He recently reached 6 million subscribers, in November 2013.

    Games CaptainSparklez has played 

This gamer provides examples of:

  • Alcohol-Induced Idiocy: Downplayed in Markiplier's Drunk Minecraft videos when he guest stars. He makes quite a few mistakes he probably wouldn't have when sober, but he's not that drunk and he's obviously the least drunk person in the video.
  • Angrish: A variation where he starts laughing his arse off and mumbling various words.
  • Badass: In games, he's very skilled and tends to dominate most multiplayer sessions.
  • Badass Bookworm: Out of games, he's taken up gymnastics and actually seems rather good, and if you watch his video of him skating at age 13, you'll see he's quite talented, although not at Tony Hawk levels.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Copyright laws on Youtube are something he gets very annoyed about, in no small part due to how outdated and biased they are; given he's been the victim it's completely understandable.
    • Insulting Minecraft is a less noticeable one. He's hardly sycophantic, acknowledging many of the game's flaws, but saying that you prefer other games because of graphics will often annoy him.
  • Brief Accent Imitation: Occasionally speaks in a vaguely sounding English RP accent, with no explanation as to why.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Despite his various quirks, he's very good at playing video games.
  • Butt Monkey: If something bad happens in a multiplayer game, Jordan will almost always be on the receiving end in spite of his skill; it's not unheard of for him to play Survival Games and find that almost an entire map tries to kill him straight away. Other famous gamers tend to invoke this with him, with Felix shooting him to pieces even when he was innocent, Minx constantly killing him in TTT and Adam trolling the hell out of him.
  • Catch Phrase: "Alright, what's going on dudes, and today..." for when he starts a video. He generally finishes with "see ya next time".
  • The Chew Toy: In TTT, he often gets gunned down randomly even when innocent. In a livestream for Grand Theft Auto V, everyone in a race started ganging up on him, flipping him over and then pinning him into a wall, forcing him to respawn. He took forever to get past them, finishing in 5th place.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: During his playthrough of Slender. Not that you can blame him.
  • Comedic Sociopathy:
    • He generally avoids this, but in his Hexxit playthrough he kills at least one Chocobo which he'd adopted beforehand, as he needed feathers and couldn't be bothered to go out hunting. He later leaves its successor in a jungle after he finds out that he can move quicker with his boots that let him walk on water.
    • In React, he's got little sympathy for anyone willing to do the Knife Game Song, as he claims they're being extremely stupid.
    Jordan: If they are dumb enough to do it... they deserve the consequences.
  • The Comically Serious: Compared to other Lets Players, he comes across this way, owing to his slightly more grounded persona.
  • Deadpan Snarker: When he doesn't laugh it up, he tends to do this in response to odd situations.
  • Epic Fail:
  • Filk Song: Along with TryHardNinja, he's created "TNT", "Revenge", and "Minecraft Style", all parodies of famous songs based on Minecraft. When parodies became a no-no, he co-wrote "Take Back the Night", also based on Minecraft but an original song.
  • Genre Savvy: He often predicts what's going to happen before it happens, and as old videos from Machinima show, he understands the mentality of many nuke boosters in Modern Warfare.
    • Generally falls into this in Youtubers React, although there are a few exceptions.
  • Gosh Darn It to Heck!: This is partly the reason he moved from his old channel to his current one. He also tends to do this on a lot of his Minecraft videos, on account of the kids watching, though as some of his other videos show, from both his old channel and new one (as well as a few of his appearances on React), it's not from a hatred of swearing.
  • Gravity Is a Harsh Mistress: Due to lag, this ends up happening a bit when he and Ryan play Mineplex Dragons. Ryan even ends up dying in a matter akin to Wile E. Coyote at one point.
  • Griefer: Tends to get hit by these a lot in Grand Theft Auto, notably when racing. Being a big name Youtuber will pin a target to you. A few people did this when he was doing a charity livestream, and in Minecraft it's something that happens to him a bit as well, although in Hunger Games the grace period generally gives him enough of an opening to escape.
  • Hidden Depths: He used to study chemical engineering before moving to computer science, and later took up gymnastics. He also shows he's very internet and political-savvy, as his anti-SOPA and PIPA videos show.
  • Home Base: For his survival playthrough, he has a tree platform with some mod cons, lots of chest for storage, a bed and good decoration. It's pretty high up, too. It's called Jerry's Tree, named after a pet slime he found in his first survival playthrough, and every time he changes maps after switching modpacks he takes the tree with him.
  • The Hyena: Find something ridiculous enough, and Jordan will laugh his head off.
  • Idiot Hair: He considers his 13-year-old self to have had this.
  • Loophole Abuse: When his parody of Gangnam Style was taken down, he edited the tune just enough so the instrumentation counted as a loophole, and reuploaded it.
  • Nerds Are Sexy: Jordan is considered this by a lot of the girls (and some of the guys) that watch his stuff. He is really confused as to why- and also slightly weirded out by some of the Google autocomplete results that relate to him.
  • Nice Guy: Jordan is almost always unfailingly polite.
  • The Nicknamer: Does this to many of the various creatures he encounters in Minecraft.
  • Not so Above It All: In spite of his generally stoic and good natured playing, when with gamers such as Minx and PewDiePie he can get a bit trollish himself.
  • Not So Stoic:
    • When playing Slender, he drops his normally happy and cheerful side and starts getting spooked out, swearing nonstop.
    • His performance in Arma 3 is so bad that he starts spluttering helplessly and angrily shouting.
    • After the PAX video he uploaded got taken down for copyright because the guy that gave him the backflip footage randomly decided to flag it for copyright again, Jordan's tweets following that were clearly infuriated. Basically, anything to do with copyright abuse will result in this.
  • Only Sane Man: In Drunk Minecraft, owing to him being just a little more sober than the others.
  • Orphaned Series: His playthrough of Pokemon HeartGold ended after only four episodes for unknown reasons, possibly owing to Nintendo being a bit iffy about Let's Play videos of their content on Youtube.
  • Precision F-Strike: Jordan's not normally known for swearing so much, but annoy him significantly and he will do it happily. He will stop going "god dang it" to "goddamnit", and so on.
    • At one point during a frustrating round of Prop Hunt he shouts son of a bitch very loudly.
    • On React, he discovers that the Farting Preacher meme is done with artificial sound effects, having believed it to be true, and goes "I am so fucking gullible!"
    • And again in "Coffee Tactics" in Prop Hunt.
    • He basically throws the no swearing rule out of the window when playing Slender.
    • And again in this video on copyright.
  • Self-Deprecation: He's read some of his fanfiction which often depicts him as a smooth ladies' man. He mocks himself for not being like that at all in the videos when he does.
    • He has mocked his channel name several times, both in his videos and in other people's.
  • The Smart Guy: With regards to his songs, he mostly leaves to vocals to his friend TryHardNinja, but does most of the sound mixing himself, with some support from various people from time to time. He did some of the old animation as well, but has since deferred to other people for that.
  • Tempting Fate: Jordan has a habit of doing this in "Prop Hunt", where he will run out in an effort to rub in a potential victory in a hunter's face as time is running out. This has backfired at least twice, with him being killed with less than five seconds to go.
    • Does this when playing Slender a lot, saying "I see you, ain't gonna sneak up on m- AHHHHH" (as the titular character will attack and nearly kill him while saying it).
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With SeaNanners. The two bicker a lot in their collab videos, but it's all in good fun and Adam actually helped Jordan get off the ground in terms of Youtube.
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