(real name: Emile Rosales-Birou) is a Let's Player
with over 930,000 subscribers. He is known for his high production values, his regular update schedule, his lighthearted and (mostly
) family-friendly approach to games, his propensity for catchphrases
and running gags
(usually based on internet memes
), his impressive lung capacity
, his hilariously bad puns
reactions to things that happen as he plays.
He's also collaborating with ProtonJon
on a collective LP account, known as The Runaway Guys
For the most part, every game he's LPed to date has been available on Nintendo's systems; with the exception of Ōkami
, and Sonic Colors
, they've all been Nintendo first-party titles. He has played at least one game on every Nintendo
home console, including six on his personal favorite, the Nintendo GameCube
. He is known for his opposition to emulation
, though he had to bend this personal rule to LP MOTHER
and MOTHER 3
, which are not legally available in North America
. He started out doing exclusively RPGs
, but beginning with Super Mario Sunshine
, he started doing other genres as well, such as platformers
He is also a big fan of the Mario
series. Thus far, he has LPed eight Mario
games: three RPGs (Super Mario RPG
, Paper Mario
, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
), three platformers (Super Mario 64
, Super Mario Sunshine
, Super Mario Galaxy
), a hybrid of RPG and platformer (Super Paper Mario
) and Luigi's Mansion
. He has indicated that he might do Super Mario Galaxy 2
at some point, but thus far he has not revealed any definite plans for it. The Runaway Guys
have also done several Mario
games like Mario Party
, New Super Mario Bros. Wii
, New Super Mario Bros. U
and New Super Luigi U
After more than two years at it, he became a YouTube
Partner, which was unprecedented among Let's Players (multiple others have since become partners), due to the legal "gray area" that showing game footage entails. He's also joined a collective of gamers called TheGameStation (now Polaris
), which looks to be shaping up as an alternative
to Machinima.com. Finally, he's well known for his work with The Speed Gamers
, even appearing live at their home base for two separate marathons, the second of which was the first time since he started doing LPs that he's shown his face on the internet (he appeared wearing a mask in the first).
Games Chugga has Let's Played:
His Let's Plays and other videos provide examples of:
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- Abnormal Limb Rotation Range: In his deleted tag video, Chugga claims he can turn his head 180 degrees.
- Abusive Parents: Claims the player character has these in Pokémon Emerald. As an aside, he's alluded that in real life he didn't have the dad of the year either.
- Accidental Innuendo:
- Accidental Misnaming: People apparently often mispronounce his name, Emile, as Eel. Chugga calls this out during Super Luigi Galaxy, saying it's not that hard to pronounce.
- It is also a common occurrence for people to pronounce his name as Emily. Chugga is not amused.
- Accidental Pun:
- While fighting Kingfin in Super Luigi Galaxy he gets a Life Mushroom and says: "Hey, thank you! Look at that! How many bosses help you out like that? Kingfin, you are the king, man! [beat] Actually, that wasn't even an intentional...[laughs] I didn't even intend to make that pun!
- In Majora's Mask's Snowhead Temple (the main dungeon for Link's Goron form), Chugga says: "So this dungeon is off to a pretty rockin' start - I'm just making bad puns without even realising it now".
- Added Alliterative Appeal: The title for Episode 5 of Link's Awakening is "Big Bottle Bash Brings Back BowWow".
- Adorkable: All the fangirls (as can be seen here) agree with this.
- He questions them and this trope in Ōkamiden.
I am such a nerd. Then again, I always get all these comments from girls
being like, "You're so cute when you're nerdy." Since when are people cute when they're nerdy? You know what, I think I went to high school in the wrong time time period cause dang, when I was in high school all the girls were like "Eww! You play video games over the age of 5! You're never gonna get laid cause that's so important in high school
!" What high school should I have been going to that I wasn't?
- A God Am I: Played for Laughs in his Super Paper Mario LP, while running on water.
Chugga: I'M GOD!
- Alas, Poor Villain: He expresses pity for Mumkhar after seeing his mangled and broken remains in Xenoblade.
- All Myths Are True: Lampshaded in this video from his Ōkami LP.
- Alternative Character Interpretation: In-Universe:
- Pikmin/Pikmin 2: Olimar is a loose cannon adventurer with a thirst for blood, and in the sequel, the President is willing to get his hands dirty at exploring the dungeons. Even more so than Olimar and the Pikmin, to the point of challenging Bumbling Snitchbugs.
- Majora's Mask: The Goron Elder is a Dirty Old Man, Jim is a Badass Bystander, and Zora Link is always trying to get concussions.
- Pokémon Emerald: The player character's dad (Norman) loves Wally more than his own son, Gym Leader Roxanne is a braggart who sounds like Dr. Phil, and many people in Hoenn are okay with making light of the S. S. Cactus's tragic crash and want to rob from it.
- Animal Crossing: New Leaf:
- Shari is a time-paradox zombie because Chugga switched which system he was recording on without changing the time, moving things forward a day. And she speaks in a voice that's somewhere between Creepy Monotone and Baked (though the baked part may just be Chugga's cracky voice). As the months go on, she also starts exhibit questionable behavior to the point Chugga suspects she may have killed Amelia.
- Pango is a manipulative Jerkass who throws away gifts without a second thought and insults the other villagers.
- Croque as a Jerkass with no redeeming qualities who responds to everything by saying "as if". He could very well be right, since Croque is generally a jerk to Chugga every time he tries talking to him. But then he showed up at Molly's party.
- Aluminum Christmas Trees: He's said that he made his Super Mario Sunshine LP (which was the first non-RPG he did) because he found the game underrated and under-LP'd. A few years later — in part due to Chugga's LP — it's a much more popular game to LP and has gained many more people praising it.
- Angrish: "DOH! FREAKING PIZZAS". See the links at Hilarious Outtakes below.
- Anti-Climax Boss: In-universe. The rematch with Pokémaniac Steve lasts around 20 seconds.
- Despite fighting what is considered to be one of the game's hardest bosses at a high difficulty level, he takes down Hades' Heart quickly, and with relative ease.
- April Fools' Day
- In 2009, he did the Mega Man 2 joke LP.
- In 2011, he tweeted that LP #14 would be Pikmin 2. LP #14 was actually Luigi's Mansion, but LP #15, starting the day after Luigi's Mansion, WAS Pikmin 2.
- Apologises a Lot: Has a tendency to apologize immediately after making a bad joke or pun, although this doesn't really apply to him in The Runaway Guys.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: From Pikmin 2, Episode 24:
Chugga: (While attacking an Armored Cannon Larva) DESTROY! KILL! MAIM! ...Taunt.
: Freaking DESTROY! KILL! MAIM...and MAKE THEIR DAYS UNPLEASANT! Kill! Destroy! And then... *uses Galestorm*
blow on them!
- Artifact Title: His username is supposed to be Chugga A. Conroy, but he found that most websites don't allow spaces or punctuation in their usernames, leading to the somewhat strange moniker of Chuggaaconroy. note
- Artificial Stupidity: In Pikmin and its sequel, the titular species frequently disobey his orders and sometimes get into hazardous situations.
Chugga: Pikmin AI...
- In episode 7 of Pokémon Colosseum, the A.I. trainers use moves that don't effect ghost types on Chugga's Misdreavus twelve times. This cracked him up so much that he made Misdreavus a permanent member of his team.
- Again, in the Finale of the Pokémon Colosseum LP, Evice had the victory in the palm of his hand. It looked grim for Chugga and his team, when suddenly... Evice decided, for both of his moves, to use an X Attack on each of his Pokemon. Cue a Freak Out from Chugga.
- In Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, the trainers use not very effective moves against Chugga's Aron constantly, in a lot of circumstances when the other Pokémon that's out would take super effective damage from it. And because of Aron's absurdly high physical defense, they always wind up only doing one or two damage a hit. He gets Genre Savvy about this later, teaching Aron Protect, knowing that special attacker Pokémon will go for it (even though Protect gets move priority) due to its subpar special defense.
- In Xenoblade, he considers the AI outside of battle to be hilarious in how it has trouble performing the most basic tasks like walking into elevators and climbing up vines.
- Attack! Attack... Retreat! Retreat!: He's subject to this in Super Luigi Galaxy when he doesn't get everything in a volcano that's filling up with lava.
lands in the volcano, and sees it filling with lava.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!:
- It's not exactly unheard of for him to get distracted during ramblings or walking to get something, significant or not. Possibly the funniest example is in his first episode of the Luigi's Mansion LP:
Chugga: "...and hopefully we'll find some trace of Mario-" *coins pop out of a drawer* "OOH! COINS! MONEY! SHINY! (Beat) Wow, I got easily distracted from that outro. Well, see you next time! And no, I do not have ADHD."
- Sometimes he'll be explaining something, only to get distracted and never explain it again (or take a while to remember it). In episode 25 of Pikmin 2, he got distracted twice within a minute of each other:
Chugga: "If I'm not mistaken, that is the first Wollywog death we've had that there is a Skitterleaf, they're in the water...they're pretty harmless-" *Olimar and Louie both get knocked over by an attack* "-I say that and he knocks over both the captains!" *Louie gets hit again* "Then he knocks over Louie! He knocks over both captains at the same time, that was pretty good. The leaf doesn't really give that many Pikmin though and dang those leaves look really nice. Impressive for GameCube standards, that's for dang sure." *cut to a different scene and he never finishes his original sentence about the Wollywog*
- It happens again in Pikmin 2 Episode 46.
Chugga: "Um, I'm actually playing with a different controller, as if anybody cared. I'm playing using a — Wow, it ate a white and died."
- He never finished the sentence.
- In Super Paper Mario, every time he see's Bowser's flailing arms, he stops what he what he was saying.
- Audience Awareness Advantage:
- Audience Participation: Several examples:
- In Pokémon Colosseum, fans had chance to propose nicknames for for his Pokémon (and win FABULOUS PRIZES).
- His LP of Animal Crossing: New Leaf was entirely built on this concept - fans decided about nearly everything in his town, from its name to new public works projects.
- Additionally, he often reads comments under his videos and takes some ideas from them - for example, in Kid Icarus: Uprising LP he often used weapons suggested by fans.
- Author Tract: He's not obnoxious about it, but he does tend to go into monologues about why some obscure/less loved thing or character Needs More Love, in a way that sounds as if it were as obvious to everyone as to him.
- Awesome by Analysis: He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the Pokémon games and uses it to great effect in his LPs of them, often quoting detailed statistics about damage multipliers in specific situations (and mocking the AI for choosing attacks which are ineffective in that situation). Albeit most kids who grew up with the games and played past Pokemon Ruby And Sapphire could do the same thing, if only because they inevitably wound up at Smogon somehow.
- Badass Adorable:
- Bag of Holding: Refers to this trope by name during his Colosseum LP, and even refers to it as a Trope.
- Be Careful What You Say:
Chugga: I know you guys will not like that for the no coins left behind movement which you ACTUALLY STARTED! I gotta watch what I say.
- In episode 26 of Pikmin 2, he notes how the Water Wraith hasn't spawned yet in the Submerged Castle. It spawns IMMEDIATELY after he does so.
- And when he wanted to die to get more money.
- Billy the Ghost Shroom from Super Paper Mario Episode 10 already has a Facebook page.
- In his Super Paper Mario LP, Mimi says "you can call me Mimikins." He reveals that his mom called him Mimikins when he was three.
Chugga: I'm probably gonna regret telling the Internet this but...
- Berserk Button:
"DIE! DIE! DIE! DIE! DIE!"
- Ever since Pikmin ended, he doesn't like to hear about Steve (or any red leaf Pikmin), and goes out of his way to avoid mentioning him in any and all future LP's (usually). ProtonJon torments him with this in The Runaway Guys, but those instances are for that page.
- Better Than a Bare Bulb: Chugga is exceedingly fond of Lampshade Hanging, to the point where he points out almost every single trope that happens in the game, whether it be in something that he says or even the way he plays. Basically, if it's there, he's probably hung a lampshade on it.
- Big "NO!":
- Big "OMG!":
- Many times, including an infamous example from his Pokémon Crystal LP, when he caught a shiny Koffing.
- This one got upstaged majorly by Bonus Episode 2 of his Pokémon Emerald LP, where he caught a Groudon with a Nest Ball at nearly full health. Needless to say, he shatters our eardrums.
- The finale of Colosseum LP, where Chugga at the end has only Marshall against Evice's Machamp and Tyranitar. Five points for guessing what Evice did.
- Borders on the LP's Running Gag during his Pikmin 2 videos, especially when it involves enemies getting the drop on him.
- Big "WHAT?!":
- When things don't go well for him he usually does this. His famous freakout from Pikmin actually provided the page quote. In his Super Luigi Galaxy-run, he even combined this with a mad laugh one or two times.
- The episode of Pikmin where he thought he'd lost every one of them.
- Bilingual Bonus: In episode 36 of Okamiden, he writes the kanji for "God" (神, kami) on Chibi's mask.
- Bi the Way: As mayor of Palette, he romances with Shari, Molly, Pietro and Stinky.
- Book Ends:
- He starts out his Majora's Mask LP with all three C-buttons empty, like the game forces. He ends the first half of the finale the same way.
- He played Super Paper Mario because he thought it was an underrated game. He ends the final bonus episode in the Overthere Shrine, which he's stated has underrated music.
- A more obvious one; he begins the game as Mario, and ends the final bonus episode as Mario.
- In Episode 12 of Kirby's Epic Yarn it starts and ends with Kirby jumping rope and then falling, purposefully.
- Pokémon Colosseum starts and ends with Chugga talking over the pre-title screen intro movie.
- Born Lucky:
- He hits the jackpot dozens upon dozens of times in his Paper Mario LP's, having the Pretty Lucky badge save him from many dangerous attacks, the curse increase his attack at very opportune moments (such as when he's using a Power Bounce) and getting his Star Points doubled after boss battles. IIRC, he probably only died once in the entirety of both games, and that was willingly to The Anti-Guy Unit. As if that wasn't enough to convince you, go see his fight against Macho Grubba in Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door. Despite Grubba boosting his attack, speed, and his double attacks, NOT A SINGLE ATTACK hit Mario. Chugga basically walloped him without breaking a sweat.
- Chugga wanted a Koffing for his team during his play of Pokémon Crystal. So naturally the very next Pokémon he runs into after telling us this is a shiny one. He was a bit excited.
- In his Pokémon Crystal LP when he caught a Phanpy, he checked its stats. Save for HP they were all 7.
- In Pikmin 2, he cracked open three different eggs in the same area, at the same time... and got three purple potions. Considering that he was perpetually low on purple potions for most of this LP...
- Pokémon Emerald, when battling Steven, Kappa gets 4 critical hits in 5 turns. That kind of stuff usually never happens.
- In his Super Mario Sunshine LP: "How often do you survive the instant kill spikes?!"
Chugga: What now, Mega Man? Huh? WHAT NOW?!
- During a battle with Venus in Pokéémon Colosseum, Chugga's Granbull is paralyzed, confused, and in love with Venus's Wigglytuff, mathematically giving him a 12.5% chance of actually attacking. As Chugga describes this, Granbull uses Strength on Wigglytuff, knocking it down to half health.
- Breather Level: In-universe; Chugga considers Glutton's Kitchen to be this. Which was subverted when he ended up losing the largest amount of Pikmin up to that point.
- Brick Joke:
- One episode of his Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Let's Play is titled "This Video Ends With "Bitch" at the very beginning. At the very end:
- In Majora's Mask when he starts the Anju & Kafei quest, he begins the video by playing Skyward Sword and lamenting that Majora's Mask doesn't have a run button. At the very end of the next video when he's finished with the quest, he says that it (either the in-game Heartwarming Moments or the Couple's Mask) was worth the lack of a run button.
- In Super Paper Mario, in chapter 2, he mentions his mom's Embarrassing Nickname for him when he was little, Mimikins. He also names the Ghost Shroom he uses Billy. Both were brought up again in the last few videos of the LP.
- In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Chugga writes a letter to Shari that involves him apologizing for making her a paradox zombie. Nearly four months of real life (and in-game) time later on Valentine's Day, a nostalgic Shari shows him the letter again, making him burst into laughter.
- Also in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, on Molly's birthday Croque tells Emile that he looks like the type of person to give someone socks for their birthday. Four months later, he actually does give Croque a pair of socks for his birthday.
- Brief Accent Imitation: As of 2011 has noted that he tends to slip into a vaguely Indian accent when reading out the dialogue of any 'quirky' character; in Majora's Mask he also does an Australian accent for any character who uses words like 'oi' or 'mate'.
- Bring It: He goes into the last stage of Kid Icarus Uprising on the highest difficulty possible, saying the following:
Chugga: "...Or rather, that's what I would be saying, if I wasn't saying BRING IT ON!!!"
- The best part is he actually beats the last stage at max difficulty, which is extremely hard considering there's lots of stuff flying at you in the first three stages. The last two aren't as hard, but still.
- Broken Pedestal: Pikmin 2. At the end of the LP he decides that he thought the game was better than it was because it took him years to hunt down a copy, and wanting is better than having.
- Buffy Speak: A common occurrence like during the Melty Molten Galaxy:
Chugga: "Let's feed him the things. The things, stuff, things, and yaaay! "Transfoooorm!" Wow, he's flying right into the place where the two lava things connect."
- And then we have this gem from his Pokémon Crystal LP and lampshaded with the labels:
Chugga: "It's that thing! The thing with the stuff and the thing from the thing!"
(as he says this, pictures of Suicune, Entei, Raikou and Tin Tower appear with arrows pointing to them and the words Chugga notes next to them. For Raikou, it's labeled as 'Other Thing' and Tin Tower's label is 'Thing they happen to be from.')
- But Thou Must: Never actually give Chugga a purely cosmetic yes/no option of this type, because he will keep choosing "NO!!" for Rule of Funny.
And you guys thought I was going to do the epic no
when she was asking me if I'd go look for that girl. Who am I to turn down that kind of request? I'm not a jerk, you know.
- Butt Monkey: Trifecta the Dodrio in the Pokémon XD LP has a really bad streak of getting knocked out, due to how frail her defenses are.
- Although, acording to his Twitter, Trifecta carried the team throughout the upper levels of Mt. Battle.
- Call a Smeerp a "Rabbit": He occasionally refers to the Pikmin as carrots. It's a subtle reference, as in-game, Olimar named the little creatures after a common food back on Hocotate, Pikpik Carrots. Even better, those kind of carrots do come in yellow and blue varieties.
- Call Back: When he does a game that's in the same series as one he's already played, Chugga will usually quote something that he once said during the original LP. Or whenever he feels like.
- He nicknames his Torchic in Emerald Moegami, even going as far as saying its a call back to an older LP.
- Later on, he catches a Phanpy in the Safari Zone and names it Darmani as a reference to his Crystal LP.
- A shorter-range example, he notices that the final boss of Majora's Mask does the same dance that the ReDeads from a few episodes ago did, and makes the joke again.
- Call Forward: In an episode of his Let's Play of Majora's Mask, he mentions how hilarious it was to watch Tim (NintendoCapriSun) get to the hidden Jigglypuff fight in The Runaway Guys' let's play of Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
Chugga knows the video hasn't been uploaded, so he keeps spoilers to a minimum.
- Catch Phrase: Loads and loads.
- Whenever he says the word "NO!", he'll say it the same way Robotnik did in that one episode of Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, as seen in this video clip.
- Recently, in Pokemon Colosseum, when describing certain Pokemon or their moves, he'll say, "It's interesting to say the least."
- "I'm not gonna lie..."
- "Nintendo Logic.", whenever something happens in the game that doesn't make sense. He states that he actually got this from someone else in his LP of Super Mario Sunshine.
- Somewhat less frequently, but he also uses "Pokémon Logic" on occasion.
- "Whaddya mean I did badly on time!?"
- "Thank you, for dying!" Whenever he defeats a particularly annoying enemy.
- "Ex-CUSE me!" whenever an enemy/obstacle damages him, especially during his ramblings. This is more of a reference to The Legend of Zelda animated series, more specifically the way Link says "Excuse me, princess".
- Subverted with "For the sheer fact" when he noticed it and stopped. note
- Subverted when he started saying "But I digress" in Kirby's Epic Yarn but told himself to stop because another Let's Player already had that catchphrase.
- In his Thousand-Year Door Let's Play, at the end of every chapter he would yell:
"YOU GOT A CRYSTAL STAR!... AND YOU LEARNED THE SPECIAL MOVE [name of new special move]! END OF CHEE-APTER!"
- And now he did it with Super Paper Mario, only instead of Crystal Stars, it's Pure Hearts.
- He will occasionally yell something, though not as hammy as in Paper Mario, that follows the pattern of "YOU GOT A [object here]" that sounds like the Crystal Star line.
- A bit of a lesser example is "Shiny... is... good."
- In his Wind Waker LP, he will often say "You/I got the thiiiiiing!" upon opening a large treasure chest. He even lampshades this.
- In his Pikmin 2 and Luigi's Mansion LP's, he has taken to saying "D'oh I missed!" (referencing Wario's losing quote in Mario Party) whenever he misses an enemy or target. He's also been referencing Don't Eat the Mushroom whenever a poison mushroom shows up in Luigi's Mansion, even though ProtonJon isn't around for him to annoy.
- Similarly he often imitates Mario's losing quote from the same games, "Ohh nooooooo!", often in a Felony Misdemeanor way.
- When he gets annoyed in games related to Shigeru Miyamoto, Chugga often shouts "MIYAMOTO!" out of rage.
- If he gets two of something at one time, he goes "Two for the price of one, gramma!"
- (After being jumped by an enemy) "Hey buddy how's it going!"
- From Pokémon Emerald, not an example, but a severe Lampshade Hanging: "...so very nice....And I keep saying "very nice"! It's like the new "sheer fact", the new "whatever", the new..."guys", the new..."one second, time's up", the new... other overused things that I say."
- Videos often end with "I think we're gonna end things off here".
- After saying something will be easy and then screwing it up: "Shut up. Shut up."
- After using a shortcut (or more often, accidentally stumbling on a new one in the course of the LP) he shouts "SPEEDRUNNING TACTICS!"
- When preparing for a difficult looking section of a game, you can expect to hear "Now, uh... How do I wanna go about this?"
- Chugga has a tendency to say "I'm a fan of X" in situations where most people would just say "I like X" - for example "I'm a fan of this starting moveset".
- Character Exaggeration: Does this to himself. Whenever his voice cracks or sounds a little odd while talking, he'll make fun of it and exaggerate the flaw tenfold.
- Cherry Tapping / Cool and Unusual Punishment: In Pokémon Emerald, after he gets pissed off during a gym leader fight by his enemy repeatedly healing his star Pokemon, he deliberately does nothing the last turn, letting the residue of a burn he already inflicted finish off the enemy as an insult.
- Cliffhanger: He likes to put small ones in, often before a boss fight (or occasionally in the middle of one).
- Completely Missing the Point: Obviously deliberate, but in his LP of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door:
*As the Goomba group: *"Who's the hottie ya got there with ya?" *As himself:* "How dare you talk about Frankly like that!"
- The Computer Is a Cheating Bastard: In his Pokémon Emerald LP, he notes that Dragonbreath almost always seems to paralyze him when an enemy uses it, yet it rarely paralyzes an enemy when he uses it.
- Couch Gag: At the end of each episode of the Animal Crossing New Leaf, he always goes to sleep in a bed, with variables including outfit changes, furniture rearrangements, etc.
- Crack Pairing: Chugga jokes about someone (or even himself) dating a Wollywog.
- Then a pairing between Gohma and Gomess.
- In Animal Crossing, Amelia the bird apparently has feelings for Pietro the psychedelic clown sheep.
- Cross Player: Wanted to do this for Pokemon Fire Red, but decided not to because he knew he'd get made fun of.
- Curse Cut Short: A few times. It's clear that he's holding back, because whenever he's with The Runaway Guys he just lets them fly.
- Curtains Match the Window: On Day 39 of the Animal Crossing New Leaf LP, he gets color contacts at Shampoodle and got green eyes as a result, matching his green hair. Lampshaded by Chugga.
- Cuteness Proximity: Occasionally gets distracted by his cats doing things while he's trying to play.
- Happens when he meets the white Pikmin in Pikmin 2:
Chugga: Aww, aren't you a cute little Voldemort impersonator... and look at that, he belched! These things are adorable.
- Darker and Edgier: In recent videos, he's been making jokes that are less family-friendly than what he's typically known for.
Weed Day is on April 20th...I mean Weeding Day is April 25th
- Deadpan Snarker: Has shades of this. Mainly rises when sarcastically contradicting something obvious he said, like how getting a hundred Rupees is good.
- In Wind Waker, the text boxes that describe items are basically filled to the brim with this.
Telescope. Usage: One cutscene in the whole game that starts in about five seconds. I'M DEAD SERIOUS.
Grappling Hook. Usage: Swing around to achieve your wildest dream: being Tarzan.
Skull Hammer. Need I explain more? IT'S A FREAKING HAMMER.
- He's expanded this now to most of the enemies in Pikmin 2, he still says they're cool and unique, but he still hates them.
- Department of Redundancy Department: "We are going to be going to..."
- Sometimes he'll introduce himself with "Hey everybody, it's Chuggaaconroy!" in a special way note , then do it again normally just a few seconds later.
- Also in Majora's Mask, when he is going into the Snowhead Temple.
Chugga: And in this episode, with our awesome Goron rolling spikey-powers of spikes we are going to be going forth!
- Determinator: Chugga will go through any lengths to get the most out of an LP, as shown in Emerald, where he bought an e-reader card from a collector, borrowed the Sapphire version of the game from the administrator of Bulbapedia with overnight shipping which he paid for by himself, then went through a very roundabout way to get the Eon Pass onto his Emerald cartridge because e-reader support was removed from the game. The end result of this was over $140 spent on twenty minutes of gameplay just because he wants his fans to know what it's like.
- He missed a Speedy Spirit on his file in Luigi's Mansion, so he started a new file and played up to the point he missed it in just to show the viewers.
- Also in Luigi's Mansion, he didn't save at the right point, and re-fought the Clockwork Soldiers, his least favorite fight in the game, to show the viewers a Gold Mouse that had a random chance of appearing in a room.
- Disney Death: 98 blue Pikmin somehow managed to pull this off in one episode.
- Dissimile: "Now, I'm sure you guys are all familiar with the game of golf. [Beat] Yeah, this is nothing like that."
- Do Not Taunt Cthulhu: Came up during his Pokemon Emerald LP, where nearly every time he mocked Kyogre for not attacking him and just using Rest, it would hit him with Sheer Cold.
- Don't Explain the Joke: As noted, he has a tendency to do this.
- The Faceless: Used to be one of these for a long while, but is starting to avert it more lately, with The Speed Gamers and an interview or two. He even includes a picture of himself as a Freeze-Frame Bonus when talking about the AR cards in a Kid Icarus: Uprising video.
- Face Palm: In Luigi's Mansion, he says to make sure a Boo doesn't go in a certain hallway. Said Boo does go in said hallway. Hilarity Ensues.
- Failure Is the Only Option: Chugga didn't snag the first three boss Pokemon in his Pokémon Colosseum LP. He ran out of Poké Balls against Miror B's Sudowoodo, Dakim's Entei was defeated when its partner Camerupt used Earthquake, ("OK, Camerupt is confused, let's hope it does something stupid") and Venus' Suicune committed suicide with recoil damage.
- His luck got better later, as he was able to catch these pokemon in the rematches, but the trope came back with a vengeance against the final shadow pokemon. Chugga had used Surf on Marshall's turn because he had nothing better to do and Explode on Walnut's turn to defeat Gyarados and Milotic, and bring out the Shadow Togetic alone. Gyarados went first and used Earthquake... which was a critical hit and defeated Milotic. Cue epic freakout
- Fake-Out Opening: The Peach Interlude for Chapter 5 of the Paper Mario playthrough begins with Chugga playing Super Mario RPG instead only to learn that he's playing the wrong game for the Let's Play.
- Family-Unfriendly Aesop: Ōkami, in-universe, lampshaded — "Don't take any of your problems head on, make them the Sun God's problem, mm-hmm!"
- Fanboy: Of Flannery, if at least to use his wording on the matter. He's also convinced she Needs More Love.
- In Pokemon Colosseum, he admits that his favorite character is Miror B and even fanboys his return in Pokemon XD.
- In Okami, his favorite character is Susano and always likes to yell out "THE GREATEST WARRIOR EVER" whenever Susano says it.
- He is this for the Mother and Pokémon series, and the games Ōkami and Xenoblade. If you don't know whether or not he likes one of those, you have not watched more than five of his videos.
- He states many times in his Xenoblade Chronicles LP that he is a Melia fanboy and always seems to gush over her.
- Fan Nickname: In-universe: In the Princess Peach Stealth-Based Mission segments in the first two Paper Mario games, he refers to her as Solid Peach.
- In his Pikmin LP he gives the names Steve, Bob and Joe to the red, yellow and blue pikmin respectively.
- In Super Mario 64 DS he refers to the level Hazy Maze Cave as "Hazy Mazy Cavey" as that's what he read it as when he was a child. (He also misread the name of the Tox Box enemies as 'Toy boxes').
- Fan Of The Underdog: In Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness Chugga stood up for Trifecta the Dodrio and stated that he did not regret having it on his team, though he really does hope it can prove its worth in the postgame.
- First Name Basis: He's only shown his full name once, as he prefers to go either by Chuggaaconroy or his first name Emile. (For the curious, his full name is Emiliano Rodolfo Rosales-Birou.)
- Fission Mailed: Episode 33 of Okamiden has this.
- In his playthroughs of Pokémon FireRed and Crystal, he occasionally caught legendaries in regular Poké Balls when he throws them for no real reason, other than running out of Ultra Balls. In Emerald, he starts trying to force this to happen by throwing all sorts of weak Poké Balls at every legendary he encounters. And even though it takes a while, he always catches them in a weak ball, at near-full health, or both.
- On his older playthroughs, whenever he made a really bad pun, which was not as often, he would be ashamed or at least laugh at its stupidity. Nowadays, he is widely considered the king of bad puns by many fellow let's players, and takes full pride in that, dropping them much more consistently.
- Flat "What.": In episode four of his Majora's Mask LP, he calls Jim a majestic stallion. There's a quick black screen with Chugga giving one of these right after.
- Happened in the fourth bonus episode of Pokémon Colosseum when the game suddenly informed him that his disc could not be read.
- Happens in Episode 27 of Link's Awakening. Upon realizing that the crystal switch needed to be hit, Emile delivers the flattest what he has ever delivered in any of his Let's Plays.
- Foreshadowing: Chugga tends to be very tight-lipped regarding future LPs, but he'll occasionally insert clues about his next LP into his current one. For example, his Pokémon FireRed LP begins with a musical cue from the following LP, Super Mario Sunshine.
- The final episode from Chugga's Super Luigi Galaxy LP also contains a Stinger about his following LP: Ōkami.
- A long-range example: in his first episode of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door he keeps the viewers guessing about what the game might be, listing several Gamecube games he might be doing, two of which are Pokémon Colosseum and Pokémon XD - both of which he indeed LP'd several years later.
- In Super Mario 64 DS, Chugga named episode 6 "The War's End", which is the same as the title of the final chapter in Kid Icarus Uprising.
- A sneaky short-term example. In the beginning of the Chapter 18 video for Kid Icarus: Uprising, he has the AR cards for Pit and Lady Palutena fight each other. At the end of Chapter 18, Pit, who has been out for the last three years, learns that Lady Palutena has turned against both him and humanity.
- The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You/Paranoia Fuel: This is starting to happen, not to the audience but to Chugga himself, with Steve crossing over into other games and invading his other Let's Plays.
- In The Runaway Guys' Subspace Emissary, ProtonJon points out that a red leaf Pikmin appears with Olimar when in statue form, and Captain Falcon kills all the Pikmin except a red leaf on his first appearance, leading to the joke that this is actually Steve come to torment Chugga.
- In his Pokemon Emerald Let's Play, he is challenged by a trainer named Steve who warns him "Don't forget what you've done to me! I'll make it so you can't forget!"
- Freeze-Frame Bonus:
- Fridge Brilliance: In-Universe, this is why he defends Navi.
- Fridge Horror: An In-Universe example in Majora's Mask:
: Wait...If a mask contains a spirit, then why do you have Mario's face on your backpack?
- Fridge Logic: Lampshaded whenever Chugga points out "Nintendo Logic".
- A lot of his humor is based on doing this to his own voiceover, saying something before pausing to really think about what he said and why it's wrong — sometimes leading to Verbal Backspace and That Came Out Wrong.
- Freudian Slip: Quoted word for word in Episode 40 of his The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask LP. His Slip? ...Well, you and Chugga both may need some Brain Bleach after that particular thought.
- Fully Automatic Clip Show: This fan-made clip show made by thelisoncruz features a compilation of Chugga's many running gags and strange noises he made throughout the years. It was released during the Ōkami LP.
- Funny Background Event: In a Super Luigi Galaxy video, after Luigi obtains a star, a bug in the background can be seen wandering right off a ledge. Chugga even lampshades this with a caption pointing this out.
- In Day 7 of Pikmin, he accidentally knocks several of his Pikmin off the ledge during the Burrowing Snagret fight. They start killing Wogpoles and harvesting their bodies while Chugga's attention is elsewhere.
- At one point in the Wind Waker LP, a bird is seen paused in the middle of his attack animation right behind Link, who is performing a song on the Wind Waker.
- It Gets Better. Chugga thought he lost 98 blue Pikmin due to all but 1 not showing up. He didn't notice the one. So while he's yelling NO NO, a blue Pikmin walks to the onion.
- A bird humping a flower in Mother 3.
- A minor one in Episode 23 of his Pikmin 2 LP; while he's busy fighting a Breadbug in the foreground, another one from earlier in the episode can be seen in the background, being dragged towards the ship by a purple Pikmin.
- During the intro of one of his Super Mario Sunshine videos, an NPC can be seen running around while on fire at the beach.
- In Majora's Mask, after he frees the Deku Princess, the monkey gets dunked again.
- Bowser doing... something to the description-box in Super Paper Mario.
- Gender Bender: Notes that in Pokémon Emerald, there is a discrepancy in the gender ratio between Azurill and its evolved form Marill. Azurill has a 25/75 male/female ratio. Marill has an even 50/50. Chugga's conclusion?
In other words, it grows a dick.
- Gender-Blender Name: Teddy the female Slakoth. He does comment on this when he catches her (and a couple times later).
- Tabitha, a member of Team Magma, who is male. Chuggaconroy lampshades this a lot, to the point of calling him "The Girlyman" and using a feminine voice for him at one point albeit a silly one.
- Genius Ditz: On one hand, he rambles and is known for making really bizarre, spacey comments, not to mention his Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!. On the other hand, he Shows His Work frequently, and has displayed knowledge about a number of unusual things, like spaghettification and Bible stories.
- Gentle Giant: Though not exactly giant, he's 6'2", 157 pounds and very kind.
- Gosh Dang It to Heck!: Not so much in that he doesn't swear, but after the Super Mario Sunshine LP, you can hear him stopping himself from saying more adult words than before. But in comparison to his own LPs, this trope is averted when with The Runaway Guys.
- When he was co-commenting on one of AttackingTucans' Majora's Mask videos, he lampshaded this by mentioning the trope by name.
- Got Me Doing It: In Super Paper Mario, after reading Merlee's Rhymes on a Dime wordplay, he starts accidentally rhyming several of his own sentences for the rest of the episode, berating himself every time he notices.
- Growing the Beard: In-Universe, sorta. He says Super Paper Mario starts getting better in Chapter 3.
- Happiness in Slavery: Apparently, he "enjoyed labour" during Chapter 2-3 of Super Paper Mario.
- Heel-Face Turn: Happens to Chugga's Zangoose in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness (and by extension all the other Shadow Pokémon he caught in that game and Pokémon Colosseum)
- Helium Speech: In his Thousand Year Door LP, he used this during the Chapter 6 Bowser Interlude.
- Here We Go Again: Chugga sighed when he saw 5 red leaf Pikmin which he called Steve — which has a HUGE fandom — knowing people will squeal over it.
- Heroes Prefer Red Heads: We find out in his Crystal LP that Chugga has a thing for red hair beauties.
- Heroic BSOD: He experiences a serious one in Episode 27 of his 'Pikmin 2'' LP, after losing over 60 Pikmin to a Volatile Dweevil.
- Hilarious Outtakes: These failed attempts at beating his Rival in Pokémon FireRed
- Another video and yet another of outtakes, these not all from one game but from various games that he'd played over the course of the previous year when these videos were released.
- Here's a video of his failed attempts against the Steel Mechorilla from MOTHER 3. The video is over ten minutes long, which is probably saying something.
- This video contains Chugga's only death in EarthBound which he never showed in the original playthrough. When he fights Ness's Nightmare, he says to be sure to watch out for the statue's PK Flash since it can one hit KO you. 1 second later, the boss uses the exact thing and it immediately kills him. However this forshadows the many failings and deaths to come, because of the dreaded Let's Play curse.
- Hoist by His Own Petard:
- The only reason Steve bothers him is because fans won't stop talking about him. The only reason fans won't stop is because Chugga kept bringing it up afterwards and indulging opportunities to mention him in later LPs. For as much as Steve haunts Chugga, a lot of it is Chugga's own fault. Since this is oddly ignorant of Chugga, it's possible he's just trying to ham it up and play it for laughs.
- Chugga loved talking to Shari in Animal Crossing New Leaf, despite (and at least because) her spacy dialogue and the character he had made for her creeped him out. As it turns out, the number of times you speak to an animal is what monitors who your "best friend" is. So on both Valentines day and his Birthday, Shari is the one running the show for him, leading to a Big "NO!" both times.
- Hollywood Tone-Deaf: In-Universe, he considers himself to be this. He constantly refers to himself as "the worst singer ever" and "the most tone-deaf person on the planet," and apologizes whenever he starts singing. He frequently promises never to sing again, but that never seems to work out...
- Hope Spot: In his Emerald LP, his newest Mon Altair managed to just barely knock out Norman's Slaking, when it was the only pokemon Chugga had left. Chugaa relaxed and celebrated, thinking he'd beaten the Gym Leader... then he realized Norman still had one pokemon left.
- Hypocritical Humor: Making fun of Pokemon (Emerald) for using bad puns for names.
- In Pokémon Emerald, Chugga asks a Team Aqua grunt if he "makes videos of himself playing video games? I pity you."
- In Pikmin 2, he tells the viewers to get their minds out of the gutter. This is Lampshaded.
- In Pokémon Crystal, when he finds out a trainer's Starmie has Rapid Spin, he says "Who teaches their Starmie Rapid Spin?" despite the fact that Methane (his Wheezing) and Darmani (his Donphan) know Tackle and Mud Slap respectively. Some of the comments lampshade this.
- Iconic Outfit: Chugga's striped polo shirt. He's usually portrayed in fanart with one because in Real Life, he is very rarely seen in public without one.
- Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: The various episodes of his MOTHER 3 LP are mostly named after the songs in the game.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: According to his now-deleted 50 Facts video (according to Chugga, some of those facts were seriously outdated), he's actually autistic but tries "as hard as [he] can to act like a normal person because [he] always dreamed of being one as a child." Subverted, as he was actually misdiagnosed.
- Ill Boy: He will inevitably have to take a break during every LP, due to illness. Especially prominent during his LP of Xenoblade and Animal Crossing, as he had to take a break for several months to get over an infection.
- Insane Troll Logic: Nintendo Logic.
- Insurmountable Waist-Height Fence: Lampshaded in episode 14 of Luigi's Mansion. "Why can't I just burn down these boards to get at whatever's past there?"
- Interface Spoiler: At the end of Kid Icarus: Uprising, he put the usual series-end "previous" and "playlist" buttons at the top of the screen during the credits, complete with annotation links. Averted, however; they disappear when Hades rips through said credits. The actual end plate has the "Next" button as well.
- Irony: As a hardcore Nintendo fan who has LPed games on every one of their systems, his first game was Sonic the Hedgehog 2.
- He has never beaten the original Super Mario Bros. despite him being a big fan of the series.
- It Is Pronounced Tro-PAY: In Pokémon Colosseum, he can't decide whether Agate Village is pronounced a-gate or a-gah-tay, and randomly switches between the two.
- It's Popular, Now It Sucks: In-Universe. While Chugga isn't nearly as hateful as practiced examples of this trope, he will often proudly state when he's unimpressed with something popular, and other times gush over obscure things. Only a mild example though, there are popular things (usually popular games) he still likes.
- Jerk Ass: Croque from Animal Crossing New Leaf, which is why Chugga hates him. Croque taunts Chugga frequently and responds to everything with "as if". To a lesser extent, Pango.
- Keet: He calls himself "spastic and always bouncing off the walls." ProtonJon pointed out in one of his streams that Chugga is hyper when there's two or more people around him.
- Kindhearted Cat Lover: He has two cats named Teddy and Kirby. He also once had another cat named Jak.
- Lame Pun Reaction
- In Episode 5 of his Super Mario Sunshine Let's Play, after noting that the wires attached to the windmills are likely power lines, he comes across some flower platforms that also have wires attached to them.
: What, are those flowers generating power, too? I guess they must be using flower power
. Ohhhh, that was a horrible pun.
- "GO TO HELL! GO TO SHELL! WHATEVER! [Beat] That is easily the worst pun I have ever made."
- Large Ham: I dare you to find one episode where he doesn't send his mic levels careening into the red zone.
- Large Ham Announcer: YOU GOT A CRYSTAL STAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR/PURE HEAAAAAAAAAART!!!!!!
- Laughing Mad: A few moments, but a particularly memorable one occurs in Episode 8 of Emerald, where he lost all but one of his Pokemon to the Gym Leader's Makuhita. In desperation, he sends out his level 3 Zigzagoon (which he'd caught purely for the purpose of teaching "useless" HM moves). The moment his Zigzagoon entered the field, the poison Acooltent had inflicted ended up knocking the Makuhita out, netting Chugga the win. The Zigzagoon got enough EXP to jump from level 3 to level 7, by the way, and Chugga just kept laughing throughout the whole level-up process.
- His LP of Thousand Year Door he also gets a rather reltable one, when fighting a random Ice-puff in the process of 2 turns he messes up and the RNG decides to go against so that he ends up almost half dead against one enemy. It cuts halfway and the next video opens to him still laughing madly.
- Lava is Boiling Kool-Aid: Lampshaded in Majora's Mask Episode 41 after a treasure chest spawns in the middle of a lava pool:
Chugga: Okay, seriously! That thing is made of wood! How does that not burst into flames?
- Let's Play: He is most known for these, although they're not the only videos that he's made.
- Let's Players Want Redheads: He was devastated when he learned that Jasmine wasn't an actual redhead.
- In his Super Paper Mario LP, he stated that he liked Peach better when she was a redhead, which she was in her 8-bit form.
- His fanboyism towards Kumatora was a running gag during the MOTHER 3 LP.
- Limited Wardrobe: Nearly every time he appears on camera, he's wearing a blue striped polo shirt. This has not gone without note by his fans, who have Flanderized his love of polo shirts. In one The Runaway Guys vid, he references this and then attempts to make out with his shirt.
- Lost Forever: His videos of Pokémon Platinum, which consisted of the important fights (Rival battles, fighting Team Galactic, Gym Leaders, Elite Four, and Frontier Brains) and capturing the legendary Pokémon.
- Lucky Seven: The Phanpy in his Pokémon Crystal Let's Play had all its stats at 7.
- Made of Indestructium: What he thinks the generator on the Space Pirate's ship in Kid Icarus is made from.
Though it appears to be made of glass, it's probably made of some kind of... awesome space... plexi-glass...
with diamond crusted sheen, or something like that.
- Man Child: In his Five-Year Anniversary video, he self-defines himself as "A five-year-old in a twenty-one-year-old body."
- Manipulative Editing: Unintentional example in this outtakes video due to an audio skip:
Chugga: And just because we can be an — IDIOT!
- Manly Tears: His description of the Circus Leader's Mask.
- Master of None: He sees Sharla as this, since some of her aspects are performed better by later party members.
would be so proud of us!
- Meaningful Name: His Yoshi partner in The Thousand Year Door is called 'Scrap'. There are two reasons why: the first one is because he's a small fighter, the second is because he's a scrap of paper.
- In Crystal his shiny Koffing is nicknamed 'Methane' because it's blue note , a gas, and explosive note .
- Memetic Molester: Considers Luigi to be into children, after the plumber makes a sketchy remark in Luigi's Mansion.note
- Million-to-One Chance: In his Pokémon Crystal LP, he encounters a Shiny Koffing, and even states the odds of finding said Pokémon (1/8192). What makes it coincidental was that he stated that he wanted a Koffing for his team before said Shiny appeared.
- The capture of Latias. He caught her, a Level 50 Pokémon at full health, with a Nest Ball. The chance of that happening is 0.4%.
- His capture of Groudon before that counts as it had been caught under very improbable conditions.
- Mind Screw: The gravity of some planets in the Super Luigi Galaxy playthrough fell into this for him.
- In episode 17 of his Pikmin 2 Let's Play, his brain was broken as a result of a red Pikmin randomly dying shortly after being plucked from the ground. After the boss was dead. And there was nothing else to kill the Pikmin in the room note .
- He invokes this in one episode of Super Luigi Galaxy where he says something, then says he's going to get a lot of comments about it because viewers will pause the video and comment then continue the video and hear him say this and get their minds blown.
- Mister Exposition: Combined with Shown Their Work. He shows extensive information on Pokémon in all Pokémon games, including their stats, location, evolutions if they have them, and much more.
- In Okami, he explained all of the references to Japanese mythology throughtout the game.
- Mood Whiplash: In the ending of his Thousand-Year Door LP, after a heartwarming scene that cuts to a beautiful shot of Rogueport in the morning:
"And to think, Rogueport looks like this every morning." (Beat) "Like it's in a sea of piss."
- In his Pokemon FireRed LP, Chugga was annoyed with the trainers and muttered that he wished they'd all die, when he happened upon a trainer who was mourning his recently deceased Onix, his mood took a U-turn.
- Most Wonderful Sound: The screeching noise that the Grabbing Ghosts make just tickles Chugga.
- Claims this in Pokemon Emerald whenever he gets to do the voice of Mmaxie from Teamm Mmagmma!
- Motor Mouth: He can speak really fast when he wants to, especially during his introductions or freakouts.
- MST3K Mantra: He often points out ridiculous parts of the game, calling them "Nintendo Logic".
- Mundane Made Awesome: His reaction to a kung-fu wolf.
- My Friends... and Zoidberg: And that dumb Nopon!
- My God, What Have I Done?: Played for laughs in Super Paper Mario, when witnessing Fracktail's death animation. He comes to the conclusion that Fracktail was a robot with a heart, and thus could love.
- Never Trust An End-of-Episode Preview: The end of his semifinal Pokemon Emerald episode shows a dramatic reveal of Pokemaniac Steve wanting a rematch, leaving a Cliffhanger for the finale. In the finale, Chugga beats Steve in under half a minute and spends most of the actual episode fighting Steven.
- Nice Guy: Emile is very sweet and kind, even if he is very hyper and boisterous. He is also very generous to his friends.
- Nightmare Face: Chugga is convinced that Lovrina has one of these.
- Nightmare Fuel: He claims the only genuinely scary thing in Luigi's Mansion is Luigi's Off Model face icon in the save screen when seen in high video quality.
- No Dialogue Episode: For the most part anyway. During the second half of the Ōkami finale, Chugga only said one thing towards the beginning of the battle and spends every other moment in silence.
- There are later episodes of Mother 3, as well as the latter half of Episode 49 of Super Paper Mario and the latter half of Episode 6 of Xenoblade. These examples are primarily to punctuate the in-game Tear Jerker moments.
- No Indoor Voice: He can get really loud when he's excited.
- ProtonJon revealed during one of his livestreams that when Chugga yells during Runaway Guys LPs, they mute his mic. What the viewers hear is him being picked up by everyone else's mic, and it's still incredibly loud, often to the point that warnings pop up in the video to turn down the volume.
- Non Sequitur: From his Paper Mario LP, we can quote:
While standing next to this chest, for no apparent reason, I am going to say... picklefishlips.
- This actually comes back whenever he refers to said chest ('The picklefishlips chest is empty'), making it a Running Gag.
- Nothing Is Scarier: In episode 10 of Super Mario 64 DS, he tries to show off the infamous biting piano enemy, only for the piano to remain a normal piano when he tries to set it off, and ironically this creeps him out more.
- N-Word Privileges: Several times, he's claimed he's allowed to make fun of the French because he's part French himself. In Super Paper Mario, he then goes on to say that pretty much all the stereotypes are true.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Taken Up to Eleven during the Majora's Mask LP in regards to things that will be important later in the game.
- In Thousand Year Door, he deliberately commentates as though he doesn't know how the mysteries in certain chapters will inevitably play out, even letting his partner eat a cake he knew was poisoned.
- Reaches rather ridiculous heights in his MOTHER 3 LP where he seems to be genuinely confused when Boney is disguised by wearing a T-shirt and a cap as well as standing upright. Que massive surprise on his part when the "dog-like dude" removes his disguise in the next chapter and it turns out to be Boney.
- Oh, Crap: In his Wind Waker LP, he threw a bomb at a door. It bounced off and it landed in front of him.
"Okay, I'm... not like I'm helping it. Not like I'm helping all the situation of- OOOOOH CRAAAAAP
- Once a Season: Changes his channel icon each time he begins a new LP to a picture that corresponds to the game he's playing. Starting in 2012, his icons are now always variations on the same 'Cc' logo, but with a thematic style fitting the game he's LP'ing. (These are designed by Stephen and Mal).
- Every LP he gets sick somewhere towards the early or mid game and has to take a break. Every time. This is mostly due to major gaming events happening during the LPs and it's not just restricted to Chugga (NCS and Lucahjin also very commonly have illness-related breaks after cons). The Pax Pox/E3 illness/Con-cold is not kind.
- Opening Narration: Almost always opens with "Hey everybody, it's Chuggaaconroy! And welcome back to Let's Play (insert game here)! In the last episode, we (brief summary of the previous episode). In this episode..."
- Nowadays he typically says something off topic about where he is in the game, then gets to his traditional narration.
Chugga: You are now seeing a visual representation of Luigi's personal space. Please do not invade it. Hey everybody, it's Chuggaaconroy! Welcome back to...
- Chugga's intro for episode 3 of Majora's Mask was actually in sync with the clock dings. Complete with random pauses and video zoom out.
- Overly Long Gag: Starting in Chapter 7 Episode 18 of his Mother 3 LP, when the characters ingest the psychedelic mushrooms, Chugga speaks in a high-pitched stoned voice for the entire sequence: a total of 14 minutes. Apparently the joke was annoying to so many that Chugga uploaded a second version that mutes it.
- Pandering to the Base: In-Universe. Chugga feels like he's doing this any time he (positively) mentions Steve the Pikmin after his Let's Play of Pikmin 1.
- Perfectly Cromulent Word: From his Pikmin 2 LP, one of the commenters gave Chugga "dezirewolfed" as the verb describing the Withering Blowhog's act of turning flower Pikmin back to leaf Pikmin.
- Performance Anxiety: Like all Let's Players, Chugga suffers from the "Let's Play curse", where he plays worse on-camera than off-camera. Lampshaded every single time it happens.
- Pet Peeve Trope: Palette Swap, and specifically populating the last stage of an RPG with Palette Swap super versions of the Mooks we've already seen rather than original enemies. He says the lack of this trope in Pokémon is one reason he likes it so much.
- Pet the Dog: The Waterwraith actually let Chugga/Olimar off easy on a few occasions in a row in Pikmin's Submerged Castle. Of course, Chugga lampshades it.
- Pie in the Face: Chugga was on the receiving end of one during The Speed Gamers 2010 Mario Marathon. He was enjoying himself to the point that he forced himself back into the pie.
- Pink Means Feminine: Chugga uses a feminine voice for one of the pink Bob-ombs
- Poe's Law: For April Fools Day 2009, he did an intentionally poor LP of Mega Man 2, which was actually a parody of all the poor quality LP's that particular game has received for some reason. Apparently, a lot of people took it seriously; he later felt it necessary to add a caption stating that his work was a parody and not a real LP.
- In Majora's Mask, Chugga made an Unregistered Hypercam 2 joke. When he was guesting on the TGS podcast, TotalBiscuit brought up a similar incident and Chugga mentioned that way too many fans thought it was real.
- Pointy-Haired Boss: Seems to view The President of Hocotate Freight as being somewhere between this and a Corrupt Corporate Executive
- Precision F-Strike: After correctly guessing the lineup of a random trainer during Part 8 of FireRed:
Chugga: Moment of truth, guys. Moment of truth. Moment of truth, it's a Machop. I am a total fucking nerd.
- During his Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door LP, after destroying the first Jabbi hive fortress:
- In episode 56 of Chugga's Okamiden, Kurow says something obvious, to which Chugga replies:
Chugga: Pardon my English, but no shit, Kurow!
- Previously On: The first minute of this installment of his Super Mario Sunshine LP, a random assortment of out-of-context snippets from the previous episode.
- This user took the same concept and made three more "Recap" episodes from Chuggaaconroy's work.
- Pungeon Master: He's the patron saint of this in the LP community as it is, but he boasts of being even more of one during Kirby's Epic Yarn, due to all the possible fabric-related puns.
- Punny Name: Not him, but several of his Pokemon are given punny nicknames. For example, his Walrein in XD is named "Mah Stache" (mustache).
- Puppy Love: Invoked with his jokes about Link and Romani in Majora's Mask.
- Railfan: Mentions in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door that he was obsessed with trains when he was younger.
- Rapid-Fire "No!": In his Pikmin LP, episode 8.
- Read the Freaking Manual: In episode 48 of his Pokemon Emerald LP, Chugga expresses surprise that, according to his fans, the Braille puzzles to access the Regi Golems has a translation guide in the instruction book.
- Real Men Wear Pink: His Yoshi ended up hatching pink in his LP of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.
- The first Yoshi he hatched in Super Mario Sunshine was pink.
- The first Yoshi he rode in New Super Mario Bros. Wii (with The Runaway Guys) was pink.
- Mr. Luggs is badass... even though he's wearing a pink dress. With flowers.
- In Let's Play Animal Crossing: New Leaf, he admits to liking the Princess series. He even lampshades it as he talks about the bed.
- Rule of Fun: The reason for most of the "Nintendo Logic" portions of the games.
- Running Gag: His bread and butter, to the point that he now has his own page.
- Sadly Mythtaken: Sinks a bit into this with his exposition for inspirations for characters in Kid Icarus: Uprising. He states Viridi to be based off Gaia when she would fit Demeter better, and states Pyrrhon to be based off Helios when his traits would make more sense being based off of Apollo.
- Say My Name: "MIYAMOTOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!"
- "Mr. Mime!" in his Pokemon Fire Red LP.
- Lakituuuuuuuuu!!! in his Super Paper Mario LP
- Scapegoat Creator: Blames Miyamoto for lots of the things that go wrong in Super Mario Galaxy, Pikmin 2, and so on. Played for Laughs and all in good fun, of course.
- Scenery Porn: He often gushes about Okami's art style, as well as Xenoblade Chronicles' open world.
Chugga: "I really like the art direction."
- The Scrappy:
- Chugga does NOT like Croque at all. All of his efforts in trying to like him end up falling flat or backfiring, to the point of disliking him more. He even flat out states he wants him to leave Palette.
- He's not much of a fan of Juju in Xenoblade Chronicles, though not to the same extent. He also hates the racist High Entia in episode 62 because of his general hatred of bigotry.
- Played with concerning Manpuku in Okamiden. While he dislikes him, he argues that Manpuku does have good aspects and isn't a completely horrible character.
- He never misses an opportunity to insult Flareon.
- Screams Like a Little Girl: When he catches Groudon in a Nest Ball in his Pokemon Emerald LP, he breaks into a couple of these, noting that he probably lost manliness points.
- In Ōkamiden episode 6, he tells the story of his fear of frogs and how he screamed like a little girl in reaction to a frog landing on his shoulder.
- His reaction to Jon yelling as he's making an update video
- Self-Deprecation: As a Let's Player, he's pretty much required to be self-deprecating. The best example is when trying to capture Moltres in Pokémon FireRed, he goes on a long spiel about how he doesn't have anything better to do than spend nearly an hour "trying to cram a 6-foot bird into something the size of a baseball" (See the quotes page for the entire tirade). Immediately lampshaded when, after he finishes venting, he says "God, that was a sick burn on myself."
- Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Episode 3 of Xenoblade Chronicles: "If you have optical receptors of the functioning variety, you might notice that it's, well... dark out."
- Shipper on Deck: He quite clearly ships Link/Tetra in his Wind Waker LP.
- In his Kid Icarus: Uprising LP, he confessed that he ships Viridi/Pit. He readily admits that he does ship some very strange pairings.
- Shmuck Bait: Telling his viewers to turn the volume down whenever he's about to get really loud. Most people take it as a personal challenge.
- Shout-Out: Common enough to get its own page.
- Shown Their Work:
- His explanation of Spaghettification in the first video of Super Luigi Galaxy, as well as his spiel during Pokémon FireRed about why an Electrode should be able to learn Surf.
- In general, his posting the full biographies of every Pokémon, from stats to locations to appearance rates.
- He mentions having done a lot of research in Japanese mythology so he could explain the backstory behind Ōkami (see quotes page).
- He educated the viewers about how Wurmple's evolution into Silcoon/Cascoon was random in Pokémon Emerald. He also debunked the popular theory that pressing b and rotating the d-pad would make it easier to catch a Pokémon.
- Xenoblade is a massive game, and Chuggaa showcases every quest, every item people can trade, the various differences in questlines and even various secrets that most people have never even heard of, let alone see.
- Simpleton Voice: The voice he does for Lord Crump in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.
- The Smurfette Principle:
- The only female member on his team in his Pokemon Crystal LP was Volvalgia, his Dragonite.
- Despite Teddy, his Slaking, also being a female, Chugga treated Pandora like this anyway.
- Dodrio in Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness.
- So Bad, It's Good: His opinions on the Vanillite line, Maxie's portrayal by Marc Thompson in the Anime/Pokemon anime, and the lyrics to "Gotta Go Fast".
- Space Jews: (Affectionately) interpreted Business Deku Scrubs as being Jewish, and that Jewish people had Helicopter Hair that everyone wishes they had.
- Springtime for Hitler: He was so sure he was going to screw up a puzzle in Majora's Mask (episode 43, if you're interested) that he did it perfectly on his first try. Hilarity Ensues.
- Squee: Often when things really start looking up for him. Including finding a Phanpy and a Shiny Koffing, and now catching Groudon with a Nest Ball at near full health.
- Stealth Pun: So stealthy it was almost definitely an Accidental Pun. In Episode 40 of Super Paper Mario, he says this "Okay, I admit that was pretty bad taste", regarding a stereotypical Japanese accent he just did, directly after picking up a Dried Shroom.
- Either this, or Accidental Pun. In Pokemon Colosseum, episode 1. Chugggaconroy states he didn't know what the kimono in the Mayors house was and thought it looked like a tree stump. Then comes the caption saying ' it always stumped me as a kid'
- Stepford Smiler: During Majora's Mask he reveals that he wasn't really as excited for Super Mario Sunshine as he let on, due to health problems.
- The Stinger:
- About 15 seconds after the credits for his Pokémon FireRed LP ends, "THE END" becomes "THE END?", accompanied by Mewtwo's cry, hinting that he was going to show the aftergame.
- At the end of his last Majora's Mask video that concerned Stone Tower Temple, he had a stinger where he pointed out the similarities between the temple's entrance and King Harkinian.
- Also used in the end of his last Link's Awakening video where we see a blooper of him making a Incredibly Lame Pun about the final dungeon, The Wind Fish's Egg, before entering it. Oh Chugga, when do you stop making stupid puns?
- His thoughts on Dickson at the end of his Xenoblade Chronicles LP, complete with "...and that dumb Nopon!".
- Stripperiffic: Defied for the Xenoblade Chronicles LP. He's actively avoiding armors that would put the characters in underwear, as he finds it rather ridiculous and out of place in cutscenes. He even skips Sharla's jungle armor because it looks skimpy.
- Stuff Blowing Up: With his Shiny Koffing/Weezing, he'd always set it to Selfdestruct or Explosion and laughs maniacally at the sight of the opposing Pokémon going down with his own.
- Stylistic Suck: His Mega Man 2 joke LP.
- Springtime for Hitler: Intended as an April Fools' Day joke mocking the many poor-quality Mega Man 2 LPs on Youtube, it ended up being quite popular with some viewers who didn't get the joke.
- Suspiciously Specific Denial: While he's trying to enter a code (no, not that kind of code) in Majora's Mask, the video skips ahead a bit. "No, that cut wasn't because I had to go look up our code for this! It wasn't because of that! Wasn't! I swear!"
- Take That:
- Circumstances provide him with an in-context opportunity to quote Nicolas Cage in The Wicker Man; a caption describes Cage as "one of the worst actors who ever made it big".
- In another video, he randomly tears into Michael Cera's acting ability. Ironically, he turned out to be a big fan of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.
- An... interesting variation occurs during his Wind Waker Let's Play, where he delivers a jab at his close colleague NintendoCapriSun for talking about his practice file so much, takes it back, and pretends it never happened.
- There was one against The Simpsons in Episode 13 of his Super Mario Sunshine LP, when he talks about wanting to buy square watermelons in Japan like they did on The Simpsons "back in the days when the Simpsons were still good".
- He repeatedly mentions how horrible a game he finds Sonic Next Gen to be.
- Multiple shots have been taken at ProtonJon's erratic updates. Including in The Runaway Guys' LPs.
- In Episode 15 of his Majora's Mask Let's Play, an "Unregistered Hypercam 2" tag pops up in the upper left hand corner after he asks "This is a quality video, right?"
- In-universe, he claims the character Francis from Super Paper Mario is a Take That, Audience! from Nintendo.
- Constantly disses Umbreon during his Pokémon Colosseum LP.
- The Team: His Pokémon LPs just have to bring one up.
- XD: Gale of Darkness:
- Techno Wizard: Chugga is a downplayed version; he's been able to use a computer since he was three years old, and he's the one mainly editing videos for both himself and The Runaway Guys, up to and including strenuously detailed charts for individual Pokémon information and player performance. It's even more obvious in his Facebook and Twitter accounts.
- He even managed to connect his Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS to capture cards, thus being able to take videos directly from the screens of said handhelds, without any emulators. Like fellow Lets Player JoshJepson put it via reply on Twitter:
- Tempting Fate: Quite frequently.
Chugga: Honestly, if you can't get up here- (he falls off). I swear that was not on purpose.
Chugga: I cheated death yet again, I am good at cheating death today wadududu. I should not have said I am good at cheating death out loud.
- On his first Pikmin 1 episode, he named the red leaf Steve and said he is the Butt Monkey, and we will not like him. Said pikmin 7 days later risked his life to carry back a Fiery Blowhog when Chugga said he needed more reds. To this day, he wouldn't live it down.
- In Pikmin 2, he postponed the Submerged Castle for the Glutton's Kitchen, saying it is easier and can get him right under the poko limit for the other cave. Care to take a guess if he survived? He lost 23 pikmin to 1 enemy.
- The mother of all Fate Tempting came in episode 26. He had managed to make decent progress in the Submerged Castle, having only one more treasure to take back, and then, fearfully, said that he was probably on the last treasure and the thing he feared hadn't spawned yet. Cue the Waterwraith. Cue Chugga Freak Out.
- Double Subverted in one episode of his Pikmin 2 LP after complaining about the rockfall traps:
- Used for GOOD when he said he couldn't get up a mountain while rolling in 1 try. He did just that.
- Invoked in the very first episode of Pokémon Emerald; he called the first rival battle a button-mash and he lost via a critical hit.
- In this video, where he is fighting Kyogre and it has done Rest for several turns without attacking, he berates Kyogre for not attacking his Blaziken, Moegami, despite having a super effective move. Cue Sheer Cold (which had a 53% chance to hit) hitting.
- This becomes a Running Gag in his Pokémon LPs, where Chugga is constantly dismissing a move or Pokémon as sub-par only for it either to dramatically win him a battle or (in an enemy's hands) lose it for him.
- In Episode 5 of Super Mario Sunshine, Chugga remarks that he's being more mature with his commentary than usual. Not two seconds later, he gets knocked off a tightrope and lets out a hilariously immature scream of anguish.
- When the wave 3-4 Amiibo's (which included Shulk) were announced, and that certain figures would be retailer exclusive, Chugga joked that the Shulk amiibo would be GameStop exclusive. Not even an hour later, this is proven true. Doubles as Five Second Foreshadowing, and is funnier in that he has a replica of the Monado in his home.
- In episode 35 of Xenoblade, Chugga spends some time going on about how easy the current dungeon is, and how the greatest danger of the (easy) dungeon was not the enemies, but the bottomless pits. While he's running against a cliff. You can guess what happens.
- Used for good in episode 96 of Xenoblade. Chugga mentions that he has barely any items in the Collectapedia for Bionis Interior and it would take a while to complete... only to find that he has ''every'' item already just after he said it.
- That Came Out Wrong: Frequently overlapping with Accidental Innuendo.
- In the Prologue of Mother 3, Alec says to Claus that "Lucas doesn't know how to ram into things yet. Chugga's response? "What are you talking about? I just rammed into Hinawa back there— (Beat) That sounds gross. HAHAHA."
- In the final episode of Super Mario Sunshine, Chugga is lamenting missing an opportunity to make fun of a large rubber duck that Peach had been sitting on. "Hey, what happened to her rubber duck? I wanted to do stuff with that thing. Oh, God! That sounded a lot wronger than I was trying to make it sound!"
- From Ōkami Episode 9, "I don't want to let the poor kid sleep! He's what we're required to do next in the game! (Beat) That was not a very good way to word that."
- A truly hilarious one was in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, just before battling Cortez. When Cortez tells Mario to come into his lair and be lost to darkness, Chugga messes up reading it and says "Come into my hole!". He then repeats it with a laugh, (Beat), "OH MY GOD!! I JUST REALIZED WHAT I JUST SAID!!"
- A non-sexual one in Luigi's Mansion: "Dang, ghosts have it all! They have money coming off of their fans instead of dust! Man, I can't wait to be dead! (Beat) Think before you speak, Emile."
- In Episode 46 of his The Wind Waker LP, after a lot of failed tries in trying to get under the waterfall in the Forest Haven to meet Makar, he finally succeeds and says, "Okay, I guess I was supposed to grab it from down there even though I swear that I grabbed it from up there and lowered myself though, but anyway."
- In Super Luigi Galaxy:
- From Pokémon Emerald, Episode 3: "Typically, Ladies have a lot of money, though, so beat them up. THAT SOUNDED AMAZING! HAHAHAHAHAHA! WOW!"
- Episode 16 of Emerald: "I am immune to your bodily functions!"
- Happens spectacularly when fighting Wally towards the end: "WHY WON'T YOU LET ME SCREW YOU, WALLY?! (Beat) Umm, I can explain..."
- In episode 30 of Pokémon Colosseum: "I would like to stock up on a few items because Entei drained me of my balls. (Beat) That was my head hitting the back of my chair when I realized what I said."
- In Episode 46 of Xenoblade Chronicles, he talks about newer games' "1080p-ness". He realized what he just said not long after.
- He reveals to have made Dunban boost affinity by giving Sharla large mangoes in Episode 93 of Xenoblade Chronicles.
- That Russian Squat Dance: Whenever he comes across a character who seems to be doing it, he sings Dschingis Khan's "Moskau". (Well, he would if he knew the words...) He's the article's page quote, by the way.
Chugga: Moskau, Moskau, I-don't-know-the-frickin'-words, I-don't-know-the-frickin'-words, ah-ha-ha-ha-HA!
- That's What She Said: A very quiet one during episode 32 of Super Luigi Galaxy.
- This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!: Because it's super-effective, bitch!
- This Is Gonna Suck:
: Nothing left to do but purify every single last one of them before we can move on. (beat)
God help me.
- This is how he feels about Planet Wisp Act 4 and Beneath the Well.
- Tier-Induced Scrappy: In-Universe. He's not afraid to badmouth certain Pokemon, items, or moves in the Pokémon games. He hits Skitty/Delcatty and Snorunt/Glalie with this hard, more or less saying there's really no reason to ever have one. Then there's his opinion on Luvdisc...
- Too Awesome to Use: He refused to use the Flower Tabs because they have the ability to fully restore FP after use in addition to increasing your FP total, justifying it in that he would use it to fully restore his FP when he would run out after battle. Problem is, he would often use FP restoration items in battle, so he wouldn't run out, meaning he would have a lot of Flower Tabs taking up space in his inventory doing nothing.
- This is more generally true of pretty much any healing or restoration item in any RPG he plays, especially the Pokémon games; he seems to regard it as unprofessional to use them (at least on-camera).
- Too Dumb to Live:
- His Pikmin frequently get into situations like this. This has some particularly glaring examples. Chugga that says that even though Maxie has a stupid voice, at least he was smarter than this.
- In Pokemon Emerald, he points out the fact that two Team Aqua grunts tell him where Archie is (Slateport City) and what he's doing (stealing a submarine), and then Archie tells Chugga where the Team Aqua hideout is located.
- Pokemon Colosseum has him alternating between making fun of and laughing hysterically at the AI wasting turns using Normal-type moves against the Ghost-type Misdreavus.
- Took a Level in Badass: Steve going from being The Load to One-Man Army.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: In episode 32 of his Animal Crossing LP, Stinky decides to move out just to get out of cleaning. Shocked at this, Chugga decides to let him.
- Unexpected Gameplay Change: Says that the side-scrolling rail-swimming section of Ōkamiden is one of the hardest parts of the game, and it will catch people off-guard.
- Unreliable Narrator: He will often say something in an LP only for a caption he adds in post-production to pop up and contradict him (for instance if he misremembered something about the game).
- Unsound Effect: In Pokemon Colosseum episode 10, while trying to catch Qwilfish, he makes sound effects when he throws the ball on two occasions. The first time, the sound effect for the hand reaching out of the ball and grabbing Qwilfish is "hand". The second time, it's "grab".
- Values Dissonance: Discussed in Pokémon XD, where Chugga points out how Jovi's It's All About Me personality combined with her Third-Person Person speech patterns and overall Bratty Half-Pint behavior makes her gratingly annoying to him and (according to his research) the general American audience, while those same characteristics were intended (with unstated success) to seem cute in Japan.
- Verbal Tic: "Whatever". He acknowledges this and vows to try cutting down on saying it, but so far, he's been very unsuccessful.
- "Like". He absolutely hates using it so much, but since so many people he knows use it all the time, he has real trouble stopping.
- "For the sheer fact"
- He has a unique way of saying "No", especially when asked in-game about something that is obvious or doesn't need to be shown.
- "What you're gonna wanna do is..."
- "Either way" or "Regardless"
- "Very, very nice"
- Video Game Cruelty Potential / Video Game Cruelty Punishment: Tried to blow up the Goron baby with a Powder Keg, but first spent a while mulling over whether he should or not. As soon as he decided he would, it blows up on Link.
- Viewer Gender Confusion: An in-universe example. Chugga has no idea how to refer to the banker in Majora's Mask.
- He kept accidentally refering to his female Slaking as male because it was named after his male cat, Teddy.
- He believed that Kamek was a girl up until he played New Super Mario Bros. U on The Runaway Guys.
- He mistook Secc for a girl when he was on the news, which is justified since as far as we see, he's never gone to talk to him in all the times he's walked past his office.
- Vocal Dissonance: After saying that he thinks Pandora's voice is sexy in Kid Icarus Uprising, he expects this to be the case. Turns out it wasn't.
- The Voice/The Faceless: He seems to have an aversion to showing his face on the internet (at least, since he started LPing), only having shown his face on The Speed Gamers stream, and even then it wasn't until his second appearance (he wore a mask the first time). He was also interviewed at MAGFest 2011, which is posted on YouTube.
- He's been less camera shy lately, most obvious through StephenVlog.
- Voodoo Shark: Two examples in Majora's Mask:
- First is with the banker, who always holds onto your money even when you travel back in time, somehow having deposited cash hours before you've actually supposedly deposited it. Chugga believes he hangs onto the money by going back in time with Link, using a cow ornament, because "That cow is obviously a time machine".
- Later on in the Deku Palace, Chugga notes how you can actually see the guards' line of sight based on the lights coming from them. He chalks this up to all Deku Scrubs, aside from Deku Link, having laser vision.
- Wangst: His videos are FULL of it, done deliberately over the top and played for comedy.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Ignoring his usage of this trope in another situation, Chugga plays this trope for laughs whenever in-game characters he pretends to look up to give his character (often Link) approval.
- Well, This Is Not That Trope: The introduction to his Super Luigi Galaxy LP shows everything from Mario's point of view, up to and including the title screen, when a sudden Record Needle Scratch interrupts Mario's Title Drop, and the text (which had been red and blue up to that point) turns green, and Luigi makes his own Title Drop.
- WHAM Episode: Any time an original villager moves away in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Amelia definitely was the most emotional and significant departure, but Biskut's was tragic as well, especially since it happened suddenly and in an otherwise incidental episode.
- In August 2014, Emile had to go on hiatus due to an unexpected illness that lasted about two months, to the point where he couldn't make any significant videos until late October. Normally this is filed under Schedule Slip, but the last video he posted before the hiatus was Episode 40 of Xenoblade Chronicles, which contained one of Xenoblade's most shocking Wham Episodes, making the announcement much more jarring.
- What Measure Is a Non-Human?: He feels terrible for killing Fracktail after noticing that he was an organic robot.
- White Sheep: Recently revealed that he's the only member of his family who doesn't think video games are the work of the Devil and/or pointless.
- Even more of that is hinted at in the Super Mario 64 DS LP, where he mentions that his dad drank and did drugs...yeah.
- Why Did It Have to Be Floormasters?: He really doesn't like them, and for good reason.
- The same with orange bulborbs and wollywogs.
- In real life, he's afraid of rollercoasters after nearly riding the Thunder Mountain the day that it derailed and killed people.
- Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: During his LP of Pokémon Colesseum, he ends up defeating Evice, the true leader of Team Cipher due to him using an X Attack on both of his Pokémon instead of finishing off Marshall, the last of Emile's Pokémon. Because of this, he was able to take down his Machamp and capture his Shadow Tyranitar, allowing him to handily win the battle.
- Wild Mass Guessing: In Episode 41 of Majora's Mask, he explains his theory on the Stone Temple based on his own research and things that other people have written about it. These speculations continue throughout the rest of the LP.
- Believes that Majora could be female.
- And his theories on Link's character development. Questionable though since this Link is arguably among his less emotional incarnations.
- Working Through The Cold: In his Pokémon Emerald LP, he ends up with a sore throat partway through, but continues recording episodes for a short while until it gets so bad he has to stop.
- Worth It: In the Cavern of Chaos in his Pikmin 2 LP, he reaches a floor covered in Dwarf Bulborbs, as well as two Gatling Groinks (which he hates, possibly as much as wollywogs). He spent a very long time trying to kill the Groinks and most of the Bulborbs, then carry the Groinks back (they come back to life if their dead body is left alone), going through a lot of trouble and a couple of freakouts. In the end, he slays pretty much every Bulborb there (which is a dang big amount) trying to find the remaining treasure, only to find it's just sitting out in the middle of a room, so he theoretically could've gotten it without all that hassle. Then, when the treasure (an apple juice can) is shown on the screen after being carried back:
: "Let me just say on the record, I love apple juice, so I'm gonna say that was Worth It
- You Just Had to Say It: A particularly loud and hilarious one to himself after Tempting Fate and summoning the Waterwraith in Pikmin 2.
- You Keep Using That Word: In Super Paper Mario, he keeps referring to the item storage system in the stores as the "bank".
- In The Wind Waker, he keeps calling the Big Key the "Boss Key", its name in several other Zelda games.