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Lets Play: Gunarm Dyne
"I'm Gunarm Dyne, call me Dyne."
— Said at the start and end of each video.

Gunarm Dyne, who prefers to go by Dyne, is a hobbyist Let's Player whose primary focus is on "Classic Games that have been Remade or Re-Imagined," but will also record for old favorites. He's still fairly unknown and only has a handful of subscribers, but doesn't mind as he does it all for fun- though he did start off doing it for therapy and speaking practice when in a deep depression over being out of full-time work for over a year. Most recording sessions involve him streaming live on and uploading the high-definition/edited versions of the video to Youtube but technical limitations or difficulties will lead to some videos being recorded entirely offline.

He was heavily inspired by The Runaway Guys, particularly NintendoCapriSun.
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His Videos provide examples of:

  • 100% Completion: Played Straight with Lufia II (even going back to record extra footage to showcase treasure chests and features he missed and never knew about despite playing through the game several times before) and Dragon View.
    • Averted with Super Metroid and Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land (though the latter was a 100% run of the normal game, without doing all of the unlockable modes).
      • Played straight with a recent marathon stream of Super Metroid though.
  • A Date with Rosie Palms: Done by someone in the chat during the first Part 1 Super Metroid with suitless Samus.
    • Is afraid the Dirty Old Man's apprentice in Breath of Fire II is doing this.
    • Even Ness isn't above it in Return of Touhou Mother!
  • Aborted Arc: Thankfully averted for Mystic Quest Remastered 2.x, though it seemed likely when Dark Design Studios's website disappeared and contact with the developers was lost for a while, fearing that the game had disappeared with them.
    • Mega Man X with Touhou Music was planned to cover the whole game but ended after the 8 mavericks as Sigma stages would require more songs and a lot more precision timing to let them play out in-game.
    • Return of Touhou Mother ends at the start of Chapter 6 mainly because the full game isn't finished. Dyne had not realized that the game itself was only a beta.
  • Added Alliterative Appeal: Every video title for Touhou Mother is summarized by three words/phrases that all begin with the same letter and continued in Return of Touhou Mother.
    • Done so again with Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland, only this time the video titles are in headline format.
  • All Men Are Perverts: An early Running Gag in Final Fantasy VI has all the guys checking out Tina's butt.
  • Anachronic Order: While Breath of Fire II is his 12th LP, he shelved it for a while to complete Mystic Quest Remastered v2.x (LP #13) first at the request of the developer after it became available for him to do so.
  • And Now For Something Completely Different: The outro to each project contain a "Thanks for watching!" message along with the announcement for the next project. Initially, the music chosen for that segment was a simple, upbeat/victorious theme, but recently he's decided to use a theme (straight or remixed) from the next game during that outro. Not so with Touhou Mother as, the ambiance of the theme of the Eight Melodies played over the The End screen was so somber, he didn't want to ruin the mood and just let it repeat a couple more times during the outro.
    • Parts 13 and 15 of Breath of Fire II have very little joking, riffs or sarcasm during the high-emotion moments while Part 16 gives a fake out project ending message.
  • Angrish: Following the Big "NO!" example below.
  • Attack! Attack... Retreat! Retreat!: The battle against Shinki on Touhou Mother starts off like this with attacking all-out, until the boss's first attack hits a character for mortal damage.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Will sometimes interrupt himself in the middle of an explanation/statement in order to answer a question in the livestream chat or when something unexpected happens in the game, often forgetting to get back to what he was talking about before.
  • Badass Boast: "We're going to do it right this time!" started off as a joke in his Super Metroid Speed Run but became this at the end.
  • The Battle Didn't Count: Played straight in Lufia II.
  • Bait and Switch: Provides the intro for Mega Man 3 by reading off the back of its NES box and showing its title screen before powering on the game and revealing that it's the Tom Servo hack.
    • Also done with the preview for Touhou Mother, as he uses a remixed song from Mother 3 before revealing the title card.
    • The Mystic Quest Remastered v2.x project started off this way as it was introduced as Part 2 of Breath of Fire II.
  • Bedmate Reveal: Joked with in Part 11 of Return of Touhou Mother.
  • Berserk Button: People who blame anime and violent video games for society's ills or, in a more general sense, people who don't like something and try to impose that belief on everyone by trying to have that something banned entirely.
  • Big "NO!": After losing half his party to instant death attacks in a Mystic Quest Remastered 2.x video that gave him a lot of trouble.
    • Not caught in a recording, but it did happen after realizing he had to re-record the Breath of Fire II finale after not realizing his recording software's input wasn't properly mapped to his mic until the very end of the video.
    • Has a good one when losing to Solid Arm at the end of Part 11 of Illusion of Gaia.
  • Big "WHAT?!": In Breath of Fire II when Aspara demonstrates he could have gotten out of the cage at any time.
  • Bonus Episode: Failed recordings are often uploaded as such.
    • Same with his streams of the races with Super LP Heroes as they often contain the "behind the scenes" interactions with the group between recording sessions.
  • Book Ends: Begins and ends Part 17 of Breath of Fire II with Star Trek references (though the latter was unintentional).
    • Super Metroid also basically began and ended with Spaceballs jokes.
    • Lilly's Hartman Hips in Illusion of Gaia are greeted and parted with appropriately-themed songs.
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: He's prone to say, "Not a problem," when dealing with something he's confident he can overcome a'la Sagara Sousuke.
    • And of course quoting NintendoCapriSun's "In the bathroom!" when having to track down a character who was, in fact, in the bathroom in Breath of Fire II.
  • Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs: Combined with Ninja Zombie Pirate Robot in Breath of Fire II
    Gigi: "Like how I can make flying machines or ninja robots-"
    Dyne: "Or killer ninja robots on flying machines!"
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: A lot of the achievement descriptions in the Mega Man 4 race do this.
  • Brick Joke: "Get up on the hydra's back!" between versions 1.7a and 2.x of Mystic Quest Remastered.
    • Internally within Breath of Fire II regards to Ryu's "stick" in the rematch against Barbaroi.
    • Having just gone to the dentist before recording he reiterates the quotation of the "The tank is clean?!" from Finding Nemo joke intro from Part 3 of Mystic Quest Remastered v1.7a with "My teeth are clean?!" in Part 9 of Return of Touhou Mother. Especially appropriate in that the movie scene takes place in a dentist's office.
    • The moments of "We're going to do it right this time!" in his 100% Completion run of Super Metroid are references/corrections to moments from either his Let's Play or race videos.
    • Pointing out that Will never actually took Vitamin C after contracting scurvy in Illusion of Gaia.
  • Bring My Brown Pants: Admitted that entering the swamp area in Dragon View still scares him, especially when Sequence Breaking!
    • The attitude displayed when fighting two Ozmas in the first Mystic Quest remake.
  • Broken Aesop: The very idea that the cause of getting fat is due to cellulite demons invading the body and magic can be used to maintain a healthy weight without developing personal discipline and healthy eating habits in Breath Of Fire II.
  • Catch Phrase: "Call me Dyne," when beginning and ending a video.
    • "So close..." when just falling short of a success.
    • "_____, you're fired!" when a particular party member delivers a poor performance in battle.
    • "Get out of my way!" when dealing with obstacles that he's not in the mood to put up with.
    • "When life is giving you a bad day, never be afraid to eat your pudding with a fork," is turning into his standard outro and that comes from a twitter post where he stated it was a bad day at work with systems being down, key people being gone and he had to eat his pudding with a fork since the break room was out of plastic spoons.
    • "Oh for the love of toast!" when getting appropriately frustrated.
  • Character Development: Is willing to forgive a game for the story not being well-carried by the plot so long as the characters manage to do so, citing Final Fantasy XIII as a recent example based on personal experience.
  • Cheese-Eating Surrender Monkeys: In Breath of Fire II he gives Tapeta and the citizens of Fort Nageur cheesy French accents but only really plays into the stereotype of the trope when one guard is unceremoniously killed by a fly. A later video had a viewer of the stream ask him to say something super racist so he took a jab at the in-game race of frogs and later theorized that someone would interpret that as a personal attack against the French.
  • Cliff Hanger: Part 4 of Illusion of Gaia.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Comments on the weather instead of the actual headline at the start of the Duck Tales: Remastered ending.
  • Corpsing: Has a very hard time keeping a straight face and not laughing during the Bait and Switch above, but manages to hold off long enough to complete the intro.
    • Even before this, he didn't even try to hold back when achieving Unlimited Drill Works on Katawa Crash.
    • Also loses it when trying to remain calm during the character switch portion of Touhou Mother.
    • Has stated on Twitter that he's been practicing the character voices he has planned for Breath of Fire II and still has trouble not laughing while doing them. He did have a hard time getting through them the first time on camera but didn't have much trouble at all in the succeeding videos.
  • Curse Cut Short: "Take that you fff-something I can't say because there are little kids in the house!"
    • Part 10 of FF 6 has Kefka shout, "Oh, you a-idiots!"
  • Damn You, Muscle Memory: Playing off the keyboard he kept mixing up Breath of Fire II's controls with Mystic Quest Remastered's for a little while.
    • A memory-related version wherein he'll slip and use the names from the original translation instead of the Fan Translation.
      • Ditto with Final Fantasy VI: The Eternal Crystals and its use of a few characters' original Japanese names.
  • Deadpan Snarker: His favorite style of humor.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: Breath of Fire II wishes to remind the player that they are, in fact, reading from a journal.
    • Catches himself doing this in the Project Diva F Top 10 list.
  • Didn't We Use This Joke Already?: Does this every so often with something along the lines of, "Wait, I already made that joke. Moving on."
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Forgot what he was saying during the Touhou Mother end credits when a nicely done pixel art picture of Sanae in Samus's power suit appeared during the photo montage.
  • Don't Explain the Joke: He uses this page or Twitter to better explain some jokes or references that didn't quite come out as well as he expected in the original videos.
  • Dude, Not Funny!: In-universe, he pulls this on himself after making the joke that baby Mario in Yoshi's Island is the best pro-abortion argument he's ever seen and immediately apologizes.
    • He gives one to Erik in Part 9 of Illusion of Gaia when he cracks a joke regarding Hamlet's Heroic Sacrifice and Kara is in tears.
  • Ear Worm: In-universe, "This [song]...Be prepared to never un-hear it again! Ahahahahahah!"
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: Recording the first few games on an unstable wireless connection was not a very good idea. Even after switching to streaming on a wired connection he feels like he doesn't find his full niche until Breath of Fire II.
  • Epic Fail: As he says, it comes with the territory as no one is immune from the Let's Play Curse.
    • Had an easier time defeating the Dark King on Mystic Quest the hard way!
    • Getting a game over within one minute in Part 3 of Mega Man 3 (though the final death was intentional to reset his life counter).
      • Not to mention recording the entire original version of the second episode with the camera on his title card instead of the game footage.
    • Lost to Cirno(!) twice in Touhou Mother simply by getting the Item and Guard commands mixed up.
    • Took a Critical Hit One-Hit Kill in the first regular battle in Mystic Quest Remastered v2.x, leaving him speechless for several seconds.
    • He rewrote the lyrics for the Oompa Loompa song from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory for the battle against the Uparupa in Breath of Fire II only he sang the song when fighting one of the fake Uparupas instead of the real.
      • Not realizing the Emergency Exit is a one-way warp in the Highland dungeon and having to re-do the entire thing up to that point.
      • Recording the entire Breath of Fire II finale before realizing that his mic was off.
    • When explaining Celes's Runic ability in Final Fantasy VI it immediately begins with her absorbing the magic item Locke attempted to use on the boss.
      • Part 9 nearly had to be re-done as the Hypercam recording captured the wrong portion of his screen and Audacity wasn't configured for the right mic to pick up the commentary. Thankfully the back-up recording off of XSplit Broadcaster came out fine.
  • Evil Laugh: Has several, depending on the situation. He prides himself on being able to do ones that sound just like Scooby-Doo and Ataru Moroboshi.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: "Scare Chord!"
    • Done with several video titles as well.
  • Failed a Spot Check: Could not figure out how to get to the basement area of the Ice Pyramid in Part 4 of Mystic Quest Remastered 2.x even though he passed the stairway to get down there at least twice.
    • Missed the obvious path to some treasure chests in the Abyss Tower in Breath of Fire II (though he later found out that the contents weren't any better than his current gear).
    • Not realizing that the reason he couldn't pull off the Crystal Flash when trying to demonstrate it in the Super Metroid Speed Run was because he had reserve energy left.
    • Initially missing the final enemy in one area of Ankor Wat in Illusion of Gaia but it's also corrected in the same video.
  • First-Person Perspective: Will sometimes assume the role of the main character during pivotal scenes in order to portray what they're probably thinking.
  • Fission Mailed: The most appropriate reaction when he forgets to change voices between conversing characters when reading dialogue.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: Considers Kirby one.
  • Funny Background Event: After recruiting the painter, the houses in Township in Breath of Fire II are changed to a different color with each video.
  • Game Breaker: In-universe points them out in the games he plays: Storm Tornado in Mega Man X and PK Throw in Return of Touhou Mother especially.
  • Hollywood Tone-Deaf: Has been told he has potential to have a great singing voice but couldn't stay on key if his life depended on it, especially when doing acappela, but that doesn't stop him from belting out random tunes for the sake of Rule of Funny.
    • Though he does spare everyone when Celes is doing a crash course on how to sing opera in Final Fantasy VI.
  • Humiliation Conga: Gets hit hard near the end of Fortune Street #2.
  • I Am Very British: The man who gives out the Mega Grenades in Mystic Quest was portrayed as very jittery and unhinged in the original game and first remake, in the second remake he's calmed down significantly and even has a very refined British accent.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: Announced on Twitter that he wants to do a Let's Play of Mega Man Rock Force just for the sake of making every lame joke possible with the name "Justice Man."
  • It Is Pronounced Tro PAY: Immediately gets called out by a chat viewer on how he pronounces various names in Final Fantasy VI, starting with Narshe.
  • Karmic Death: Two instances happen to Sinisterkun in the Mega Man 4 race.
  • The Knights Who Say Squee: Goes into complete fanboy mode when the final party member, Mima, joins in Touhou Mother.
    • He also has a great love for Breath of Fire II's incarnation of Nina.
  • Lampshade Hanging: "The following opera has been subtitled for the hearing-impaired, although what's on the screen won't exactly match up with what's being sung," when overlaying a live concert version of the opera from Final Fantasy VI while the original English translation of the lyrics are what appear on screen.
  • Large Ham: Really loves to ham it up when voicing certain villains. The Dark King (Mystic Quest) and Idura (Lufia II) are two examples.
    • He absolutely could not wait to do Final Fantasy VI for the express purpose of letting loose with voicing Kefka.
    • He completely cuts loose with the voice of Habalk in Breath of Fire II by, instead of giving him an old man voice, uses what he describes as a "Southern fried preacher."
  • Laughing Mad: Takes great pleasure at the end result of the second battle against Tenshi Hinanai in Touhou Mother.
    • Completely loses it after finally defeating Circuit Man in Mega Man Rock Force after dying to him over a half-dozen times.
  • Let Me Tell You a Story: Invoked during Fire 'N Ice with the grandma telling the story of every moment of gameplay (and one accidental death) to the kids.
  • Let's Get Dangerous: "We're going to do it right this time!" is becoming the Catch Phrase associated with this, especially for succeeding on something after failing on it once or twice (Disclaimer: but no guarantee that it won't fail again).
    • Declared, "Round two, freak!" upon the rematch against the Bonus Boss of Illusion of Gaia and wins very handily.
  • Level Grinding: Done offscreen (most of the time) and will often recommend a minimum level for various areas in RPGs that require it.
  • Literal-Minded: Used as a joke for the dialogue of a girl who "tweets" her dialogue in Dragon View as he chirps like a bird for her (but missing the joke of limiting her dialogue to 140 characters or less).
  • The Load: Is convinced that Erik becomes one upon reaching the second half of Illusion of Gaia.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: He doesn't know which is harder: Trying to find a different voice for each major character encountered or keeping the voices consistent even within the same video, let alone with a week in between each one.
  • Logo Joke: Part 9 of Return of Touhou Mother is "Part ⑨" courtesy of fighting Cirno in it.
  • Lost Episode: Scrapped the video of the Kickle Cubicle Special Game done blind, especially since the latter levels required looking up a guide while recording live!
    • Twitch lost the video file that comprised the original Part 5 of his first Let's Listen before he got it uploaded to Youtube (which pissed him off to no end due to that part containing a heartfelt tribute to his late brother).
    • Has also re-recorded other, older videos due to his wireless connection dropping in the middle of recording.
  • Madness Mantra: "You killed Ben... You killed Ben...! You... killed... Ben..."
    • "You could have let yourself out at any time!"
  • Man of a Thousand Voices: Loves to try and give each character in most games a different voice. Unfortunately it is also a large strain on his vocal chords during major RPG projects and the primary cause of one of his two major hiatuses.
    • Lufia II also toyed with regional accents for a lot of generic characters.
    • Taken to a literal extreme in Dragon View when Argos is described as "having the voice of a thousand demons," Dyne switches up voices for every syllable whenever he speaks!
    • Averted (mostly) for Touhou Mother as he began recording it after a two-week bout of laryngitis and doesn't have a very good range of voices for women (when 90% of the characters in the game are female). Return of Touhou Mother is an attempt at expanding on that.
  • Manly Tears: He's admitted that he's always cried easily, but even that got turned Up to Eleven after a nervous breakdown in his early 20s, so expect this to happen during poignant moments.
    • Breaks down during the Lufia II ending, and has stated that he expects the same thing to happen with Touhou Mother.
      • It did. If you listen closely, he's only mostly able to hold them back during Mima's farewell message when discovering her sleeping form in Touhou Mother. Not to mention the final battle.
    • In general, if he turns very quiet and soft-spoken, they won't be too far behind if the scene lasts long enough.
      • He's even admitted that he can't even sing several of his favorite songs because they make him break down and cry. Evident with the lyrics for the original Eight Melodies lyrics when they appear in Touhou Mother's Magicant.
    • Audibly chokes up when talking about his late brother and his parallel between River from To the Moon when he introduces a song from it during his first Audiosurf session.
    • Completely loses it during Daisy's Heroic Sacrifice in Breath Of Fire II.
    • Said this about Part 4 of Final Fantasy VI: The Eternal Crystals, "For the Edgar/Mash flashback, I was acting. For the Locke/Rachel one, I wasn't."
    • Barely manages to hold his composure when interacting with the residents of the Native Village and their plight in part 9 of Illusion of Gaia.
  • Masochism Tango: Has plans to LP his most-hated SNES game of all time, Bubsy: Claws Encounter Of The Furred Kind and dub it a "Let's Rage" (but not any time soon).
  • Missed Moment of Awesome: In-universe when commenting that the Highlight Reels of Mario Kart 8 tend to leave out the truly most awesome moments.
  • Mood Whiplash: Most often done for Rule of Funny in that he can switch moods at the drop of a hat, most often between spazzing out when something goes wrong and then returning to his regular self like nothing happened after the crisis has passed.
  • Motor Mouth: Done unintentionally more often than not as he constantly reminds himself to slow down when speaking or reading dialogue, especially since one of the reasons he makes videos is to help overcome his stuttering.
    • Turns Gigi Kupp into one in Breath of Fire II and Shou Toramaru after getting a coffee buzz in Return of Touhou Mother.
  • MST3K Mantra: In-universe this is his attitude towards several titles that he feels are underrated because it requires looking beyond the surface elements people complain about but not looking at the big picture. The Ar tonelico trilogy and Time And Eternity are good examples of ones he will adamantly defend as being good games when looking beyond the innuendo and negative hype they're known for.
  • Musical Spoiler: Has a background song ready for the escape sequence at the end of Super Metroid, and accidentally plays the song prepared for the outro/next game announcement.
  • My Friends... and Zoidberg: Gives Aspara this treatment in Breath of Fire II.
  • No Death Run: Manages one in his stream of Duck Tales: Remastered.
  • No Indoor Voice: Reuben in the second Mystic Quest remake.
  • No OSHA Compliance: Brings this up in Breath of Fire II when a series of catwalks appears to be designed like scribbles on a page.
  • "Not Making This Up" Disclaimer: Added one to the announcement slide for Return of Touhou Mother when the song used was "Reach Out To The Truth" from Persona4 as it is used in the former too.
  • Not a Morning Person: Inverted. While he prefers to record in the early afternoon, he's most often up before sunrise and begins to slow down around 4:00 pm. This is why he hardly ever records on weekdays since starting his new job.
    • A Breath of Fire II video illustrated this as he recorded it late at night (for him anyway) and ended up being a lot more sarcastic than usual. It didn't help that he was doing one of his least favorite stretches of the game. Appropriately enough, the video title is, "Late-Night Recording Sarcasm."
  • Not so Above It All: Has said he doesn't like using toilet humor or jokes that are too adult-themed but does so anyway when the opportunities are too good to pass up.
  • Oh Crap: The most appropriate reaction when his Rousing Speech during the start of the battle against the Dark King in Mystic Quest Remastered 2.x begins with the Dark King casting Ultima.
    • Spoken verbally when running into three of the worst type of enemy in an area in Return of Touhou Mother.
  • Once an Episode: Every one of his Super Metroid runs has him quote Samus's line, "Mother, time to go!" from Metroid: Other M. Lampshaded during the Speed Run.
  • Otaku: Has stated that his video game collection is only rivaled by his anime and figure collections. He also lovingly refers to his favorite female characters in a game/series as his "waifus" but will also be the first to admit they aren't real.
  • Padding: In-universe, he hates getting lost and wasting time as it basically amounts to this. When a game requires grinding, he'll do it off screen or have a save state ready where it's already done. He stated that this is why Breath of Fire II is a very hard game to LP as long dungeons with high encounter rates just completely kill the commentary.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Invoked by name regarding the plot of Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land.
  • Precision F-Strike: Doesn't swear very much, but will let one through every so often.
    Dyne: (After jumping into a spiked ceiling right at the start of a level) "SHIT!"
    • Done intentionally in Breath of Fire II with child Ryu vs. Barbaroi.
  • Proud to Be a Geek: In one recent study that explains the differences between geeks and nerds, he found that he fits squarely in both categories.
  • The Quiet One: Subverted. He's stated that recording his videos is one of the few ways people get to see the real him.
  • Real Life Dictates the Recording Schedule: He tries to record at least one main project video per week but it often takes a back seat to issues that pop up unexpectedly.
  • Running Gag: Is a big fan of them and tries to work them in a lot.
    • The woman in the Foresta Inn in Mystic Quest Remastered v2.x who keeps getting in the way of the bed and Dyne claiming she wants to sleep with the main character.
    • Breath of Fire II hints at cameos from different series/franchises and reminds the viewer that Lin does not wear pants in each video. And, midway through, after recruiting the painter for Township, each video that begins there has the town sporting a different color scheme. "Killer ninja robots on flying machines" becomes one whenever Gigi Kupp is present.
    • Also joked about referencing one of The Runaway Guys at least once per video simply because they're awesome enough to warrant that.
    • Noting, "But you're still hungry," whenever using the fridge that heals the party in Return of Touhou Mother.
    • Having Ness answer everything with "Okay!" during Return of Touhou Mother starting in Chapter 5.
    • In Illusion of Gaia, is Seth a boy or girl?
      • Also the Reality Ensues questions on asking the game characters if they're properly equipped with food and supplies for their adventure.
    • In general, if two characters are pitted up against each other it doesn't matter who they are because Batman always wins.
      • Batman movies, however...
    • Kefka constantly seems to have sand on his boots in Final Fantasy VI.
    • Will equate odd transformations of humans into other creatures with them becoming mutants and joining the X-Men universe.
  • Samus Aran Is About To Shoot You: Invoked when doing a stream of another full run of Super Metroid: Justin Bailey Version.
  • Sanity Slippage: Shows signs when dealing with the high encounter rate and often many failed attempts to escape from battles in the final dungeon of Breath of Fire II.
  • Say My Name: "SANAAAAEEEEE!" in Touhou Mother. Twice.
    • Averted with Iku Nagae's name given the Unfortunate Implications of what shouting her name means.
      • Played straight in Return of Touhou Mother because it was an actual line of dialogue.
    • Also calling out to Samus during the Super Metroid final battle.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Does so in the fashion of Homer Simpson when startled.
  • Shave and a Haircut: Used for a joke in Illusion of Gaia when the party is contacted via Morse code.
  • Shout-Out: Yes, his name is based on the Final Fantasy VII character of the same name.
    • Loves to reference Mystery Science Theater 3000, Space Balls and Pixar films.
    • Reuben in the first Mystic Quest was basically Torgo and Batman in the remake.
    • Amon in Lufia II was a tribute to Gollum.
    • Playing Johnny Cash's Ring of Fire when obtaining the Ring of Fire in Dragon View.
    • Porky's made to sound like The Fat Man.
    • Will often plug the channels for his inspirations too.
    • Reading the red and blue text with deep and high voices in the Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land intro a 'la Chuggaaconroy.
    • The final episode of Kirby begins like a Strong Bad email and contains the Trogdor the Burninator song upon collecting the Burning ability.
    • The voice for Tristam in Mystic Quest Remastered 2.x is his take on William Shatner.
      • As a Warrior-class, Reuben in that same version is voiced as The Ultimate Warrior.
    • Any Cool Old Guy is made to sound like Sean Connery.
    • Jean/Tapeta of Breath of Fire II is his attempt at voicing Kermit the Frog with a French accent (though it comes out a little deeper than Kermit) while Aspara is his take on Spock.
    • Quotes Stocke's Catch Phrase when making the decision about the Bad End in Breath of Fire II.
    • Quotes Linkara's "I am a man!" after defeating Barbaroi in Breath of Fire II.
    • Nearly every battle cry used against the final boss in Breath of Fire II was one: "Spoon!" "Bangarang!" "For Castleton!" "Dumplins!" and "For Lin's pants!"
    • He's actually been rather surprised at Return of Touhou Mother for not giving several out at various points, so he does them instead.
    • He tries to not give Poo a stereotypical Asian voice in Return of Touhou Mother then says "Screw it!" and gives him the voice of George Takei.
    • Upon seeing a monster that resembles Kyubey, "Bunny-cat's a dick!"
    • A lot of jokes/references about The Goonies when running into enemies of the same name during his Yoshi's Island stream.
    • Several race streams with Super LP Heroes begin with about a half hour of music from OverClocked ReMix before the race actually begins.
    • Half of Let's Listen on Audiosurf 2 #3 was a big fan letter to video game acapella artist Smooth McGroove.
    • Part 1 alone of Illusion of Gaia contains references to Bill Cosby, "Weird Al" Yankovic and Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
    • Final Fantasy VI: The Eternal Crystals uses Sabin's original name of Mash, so he got humming the M*A*S*H theme out of the way quickly.
    • One of the first achievements in the Mega Man 4 race is a Lampshaded Shout-Out to one of the first achievements in ProtonJon's Battletoads race.
  • The Show Must Go On: Since starting to record with Hypercam/Elgato at the same time as streaming the recording sessions he's able to still record a full video even if the stream fails.
  • Shown Their Work: The stardate given at the start of Part 17 of Breath of Fire is, according to the system used in Star Trek Online the stardate for the day and time he began recording that video.
  • Speech-Impaired Animal: Gives Bosch from Breath of Fire II an exaggerated take on the voice of Scooby-Doo.
  • Speed Run: Streams his practice sessions for races with Super LP Heroes.
    • Also recently did a 100% Completion run of Super Metroid in one go and ended up beating his old personal best time to get 100% by over an hour.
  • The Stinger: A 'la MST3K at the end of Mega Man 3.
  • Stock Scream: Does the "Goofy holler" when dying in the intro level of Mega Man X by getting knocked into a pit.
    • Wanted to give the Wilhem Scream to a soldier of Doma who falls off the castle wall in Final Fantasy VI but couldn't imitate it.
  • Suddenly Shouting: Does this often but a notable example is when he gets tongue-tied on how to describe Aspara's mushroom girl form in Breath of Fire II and breaks out of it by shouting, "English needs a genderless pronoun!"
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: "I am not forgetting what day it is and have to look at my computer."
    • Done in the video description for the Touhou Mother finale.
  • Take That: Will jab at hated characters and games every so often.
    • The creatures whose energy has been sucked dry and crumble with a touch near the end of Super Metroid have been called, "As fragile as Bubsy."
    • In Breath of Fire II when Highland's Magic Gate is throwing out errors as it's destroyed, he voices it asking, "Would you like to submit an error report?"
      • Also takes a snipe at The Scrappy season of The Biggest Loser with the utter ridiculousness of the kind of excuse Melodia's queen would give on how she gained, lost and re-gained all of her weight.note 
    • The Running Gag of Kefka constantly having sand on his boots is both one of these to Star Wars Episode II Attack Of The Clones and a Shout-Out to a similar running gag in the Rifftrax treatment of the Star Wars franchise.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: In-universe he declares that "God-Tier Tune" from Project Diva F is this and will give, "[[Video Game/Persona4 The instantly-fatal kind!]]"
  • Tempting Fate: "So long as this monster doesn't use this one attack-" Game Over.
  • That Came Out Wrong: Did not mean to imply that Koishi was actually a shemale in Return of Touhou Mother.
  • That One Level: In-universe: "I hate the swamp! I hate the swamp! I hate the swamp!" (Applicable for Dragon View and Touhou Mother.)
    • Does not hide his disdain for the second act of Breath of Fire II, which is basically an extended Fetch Quest that contributes virtually nothing to the plot and has very little Character Development.
    • Mt. Kress in Illusion of Gaia is one in his opinion. Not because of the difficulty but because it is an area that contributes nothing to the overall plot and just acts as a vehicle for Neil to leave the party.
  • Theme Naming: The video titles for Mystic Quest Remastered v1.7a are a play on the powers used by the main characters in Captain Planet and the Planeteers.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: In-universe, he feels this way about half the cast of Breath of Fire II who join the fight to save the world more to be along for the ride rather than the antagonists driving them to do so because It's Personal.
  • This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!: Done to the enemy that gave him a Game Over in Pazuzu's Tower in Mystic Quest Remastered v1.7a.
    • Done again at the end of the Uparupa song in Breath of Fire II.
    • And once again after quoting "I'm a Little Teapot," during Illusion of Gaia.
  • This Is Unforgivable: Considers the worst thing anyone could do in Return of Touhou Mother is loot the treasure of an area before he does.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In-universe he did this with Sabin/Mash's voice in Final Fantasy VI whereas he starts off with a meek and calm voice before his monk training. Upon meeting the party when he joins up, he's given the voice of Hulk Hogan!
  • TV Tropes Will Ruin Your Life: Used as an achievement in the Mega Man 4 race with the description text providing the URLs for this and NintendoCapriSun's page.
  • Verbal Tic: Has a habit of omitting "I" from sentences when that's the subject.
    • Other small ones that don't quite reach Catch Phrase status are slight twists on common phrases: "Hoyl cow," "Coo'," and "Okey-day."
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Bullets coming at him from below in Shoot-em-ups are the most likely to kill him.
  • Well, Excuse Me, Princess!: Said word-for-word in Illusion of Gaia.
    • Even used as an achievement title in the Mega Man 4 race.
  • You Look Familiar: Played with at the end of the first Mystic Quest Remake, as the Dark King being bored with having to deliver the same dialogue he did in the original game.
  • Your Mom: "Yo' momma's so white she's mistaken for the abominable snowman!" in Duck Tales: Remastered.

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